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Body Hair (Definition)

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


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Is it normal for a guy to have lots of body hair?

Is it normal for a guy to have lots of body hair?

Yes: Some men have more than others, most men have more than most women. There is a wide variety of normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an adult male to have no body hair?

Is it normal for an adult male to have no body hair?

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

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What would cause less than normal body hair in women?

What would cause less than normal body hair in women?

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

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Does steroids increase body hair in lady?

Does steroids increase body hair in lady?

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

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How could body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Ask your: Doctor for a referral to an endocrinologist, who can proceed with whatever workup and evaluation you need. Obesity and PCOS are common, but other potential causes also need to be investigated. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Checkup: You should have your hormonal levels checked and you should be screened for polycystic ovary disease. Some women develop high levels of the male hormone, testosterone, which can inhibit your normal female hair pattern. Call for a checkup and blood testing. ...Read more

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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?

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