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Doctor insights on: Normal Female Body Hair Pattern

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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?!

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

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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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
Daily
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
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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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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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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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Why is a babies body hair darker than his hair- is this normal?

Why is a babies body hair darker than his hair- is this normal?

Normal: This hair is called lanugo and should fall off within a few weeks. ...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

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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? ?

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? ?

Hair regrowth: Hair regrowth is often accompanied by itching. It is normal and there really is not much you can do. It is not really an inflammatory disorder. Aveeno (oatmeal) baths may help in reducing the itch. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Am I getting excessive body hair growth or normal puberty?

Am I getting excessive body hair growth or normal puberty?

Need an exam: The question can only be answered by being examined in a doctor's office, if you want to follow up. Most 42 year olds aren't going through puberty though, right? Or did your age show up wrong? ...Read more

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Is minoxidil safe for female? Is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?

Is minoxidil safe for female? Is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?

Lower strength: Minoxidil is safe in females but is used in the half strength of the male version of the Rogaine (minoxidil). However, hair growth in unwanted areas can still occur, even at the lower strength. You may have to stop application if unwanted hair growth occurs. ...Read more

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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?

No: Many women have facial hair, but if this is new for you it could be a sign of hormone imbalance. I would discuss it with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, like the beard area. Sounds like a paradox. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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