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Normal Female Body Hair Pattern
Normal hormone levels, reg periods. Male pattern body hair growth, underdeveloped breasts, pain in ovaries/bellybutton/tailbone/sides, hold weight in stomach, frequent vag infeftions. Why?!
See endocrinologist: It sounds like you would benefit from seeing an endocrinologist. Several diseases can cause your symptoms pcos is not uncommon. ...Read more
Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more
Yes: Five percent of normally masculinized men never grow chest hair. These guys also generally don't go bald. Paul Newman had the best chest of his era and had no chest hair. ...Read more
Hair Variation: Biologically speaking, there are variations in the amount and patterns of hair among different ethnic groups. Lighter-skinned individuals with middle eastern, european, mediterranean, or south asian ancestries are more likely to have heavier concentrations of hair in wider patterns, while darker-skinned individuals with native american, african, or other asian ancestries typically have less hair. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends upon the type of steroid used. For instance, corticosteroids like prednisone, used in asthma, etc, does not affect testosterone or body hair. However, anabolic & androgenic steroids like testosterone can cause hirsutism (excess body hair) in women if taken in excess. It can also cause male pattern baldness if converted into dihydrotestosterone. So docs must be very careful w/t. ...Read more
Normal: This hair is called lanugo and should fall off within a few weeks. ...Read more
Consider putting: This question in context? Was there loss of body hair in any specific body locations? If yes, what are the locations? Did you do some form of procedure that led to the hair loss or too shorter hair? If yes, what? If no, did you have other symptoms at the time of hair loss? There isn't enough information to be able to provide you with the guidance you seek. ...Read more
Is it totally normal for a young man to have lots and lots of dark, thick, dense body hair almost all over his entire body?
You're fine: In fact, plenty of other men will be jealous. It's not a sign of any illness -- it's your genetics. Some women prefer a hairy man, others a smooth man; smart people like a man for who he is. You're likely to have early male pattern baldness, but you can also have fun with your body hair, like the dad in the photo. Life's too rich to fret about too much or too little body hair. ...Read more
I am 22 years old female I have worst body hair. I am facing this problem for 4 years. I didn't have this problem from my puberty. This depresses me.
Can you give me advice* how can body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?
Healthy growth: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more
Yes: For many men this is completely normal. ...Read more
Shaving: Shaving is very natural.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I'm almost 20 year old and I'm experiencing sudden body hair growth on my forearms, they were hairy but now they are very hairy, is it normal?
1/3+ of all my body hair gets ingrown. I even get abscesses! What gives? I've tried so many things! It hurts/is embarrassing! Is my skin not normal?
Laser hair removal: It's unfortunate and infections are definitely a problem. See if you can convince your insurance to pay for laser hair removal. If you've had documented severe abscesses, they might be more apt to cover it. Otherwise, it's usually considered a cosmetic procedure. It often helps in chronic cases like yours. ...Read more
After body hair removal my skin attempts to be etchy while my body hair grow? Is this normal? ? . .. I'm 20 years old.... And how can I treat it? ?
I'm a guy of almost 20 year old and I'm experiencing sudden body hair growth on my forearms, they were hairy but now they are very hairy, is it normal?
Hairy arms: You may be undergoing hypertrichosis, the cause of which is unknown. Sometimes taking certain drugs will cause the problem. ...Read more
I have hair like things on tissue when I blow my nose. They are way thinner than a normal body hair. Could that just be cilia or something else?
Nasal hair: The membranes inside the nostrils are lined with fine hairs which help to filter out large materials and sweep out secretions. Blowing your nose may cause some to break off and appear in your nasal secretions. ...Read more
Is minoxidil safe for female? Is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?
I have 4 years old girl and my age is 30 and have increased body hair growth in last 2 years. Now starting to have thick facial hair so is it normal?
I'm a guy of almost 20 yo, I'm growing new body hair everywhere! Legs, toes, eyebrows, and especially forearms, and it's very dark and thick is this normal?
Good for you: Congratulations on becoming a man. I hope you cherish the new joys and responsibilities of manhood. How much body hair you end up with is genetic. Many men (and many of the women who admire us) like it. You're free to keep all of it, or to "manscape" by shaving, waxing, or (if it's truly right for you and your long-term partner) have electrolysis / laser Rx; very few men choose this. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I am facing acne problems on back and body hair. I am female with DHT of 356 pg/ml. Is it due to this? How can I block it
Full workup: I'm glad you're taking Isotretinoin for your acne. If you have both truncal acne and abundant body hair as you describe, I'm less interested in individual lab numbers and more in the big picture of what may be going on to disrupt your hormonal milieu. A small ovarian or adrenal tumor is only one of several possibilities. ...Read more
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