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Why do I keep seeing small black hair pieces in front of my eyes?

Why do I keep seeing small black hair pieces in front of my eyes?

Vitreous floaters: The hairs or lines are due to the shadow in your vision of a vitreous floater inside the eye in the vitreous jelly. They generally cause no harm but are annoying. In rare situations they can be a warning sign of a much more serious problem such as a retinal hole or tear. See your eye md if there is a large increase in the number of floaters that you see. ...Read more

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After I shave my legs I get these white dry bumps with small black hair sticking out sometimes all over my legs and it itches. What is this?

After I shave my legs I get these white dry bumps with small black hair sticking out sometimes all over my legs and it itches. What is this?

See dermatologist: I recommend getting new woman's razor with excellent reviews, changing your soap to a very moisturizing soap and using gentle cleanser for bathing. You have very sensitive skin and may need to consider alternative options for hair removal such as Laser Hair removal. If changing razor, soaps and moisturizers is not helpful, please consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 14 year old son has small black hairs above his penis, is he going through puberty?

My 14 year old son has small black hairs above his penis, is he going through puberty?

Yes: Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization. On average, boys begin puberty at ages 11–12. And usually complete puberty by ages 16–17. Pubic hair often appears on a boy shortly after the genitalia begin to grow and first appears at the base of the penis. ...Read more

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My 14 year old son has had small black hairs above his penis for about a year now, if he is going through puberty when will the others stages come?

My 14 year old son has had small black hairs above his penis for about a year now, if he is going through puberty when will the others stages come?

Soon: Same as for you. Hope you're talking openly with him about his changing mind and body. This is a great chance for father and son to get to know each other on a deeper level -- be the best possible example of an effective male. ...Read more

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My 14 year old son has had small black hairs above his penis for almost a year when will the other stages of puberty follow and what is the next phase?

My 14 year old son has had small black hairs above his penis for almost a year when will the other stages of puberty follow and what is the next phase?

It depends: The hormonal system that makes oubic hair is totally separate from the system that causes the rest of puberty. See his pediatrician. They can tell by examining him if true puberty is on the way. ...Read more

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My 14 year old son jacked off for about 20 minutes and nothin came out he has had small black hairs on his scrotum for a while how long should it take?

My 14 year old son jacked off for about 20 minutes and nothin came out he has had small black hairs on his scrotum for a while how long should it take?

Masturbation: First, this raises all kinds of red flags about appropriate boundaries between children and parents. Second, the question makes no sense. What do black hairs and masturbation have in common? Third masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. There are no negative health consequences to this sexual activity. ...Read more

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My 13 year old son has 2-3 very small black hairs on his scrotum but is still short and has a high voice is he going through puberty?

Not necessarily: Pubic hair implies that he may be close, but puberty begins with enlargement of testes in boys. A delay in puberty isn't diagnosed in boys until they're about 14. Once in puberty, kids grow much more rapidly. ...Read more

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My 14 year old son has small black hairs on his scrotum, but he says he has never had a wet dream how can you tell?

My 14 year old son has small black hairs on his scrotum, but he says he has never had a wet dream how can you tell?

Not to worry...: Parents can just presume that all teen boys will have or have had wet dreams, when parents are talking with boys about puberty. Whether a particular boy says he has had a wet dream or not should make no difference in the conversation. As long as puberty is moving along each year, the "when" and "how many" regarding wet dreams doesn't really matter. ...Read more

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My 14 year old son has small black hairs on his scrotum, can he produce sperm even if he is in the early stages of puberty?

My 14 year old son has small black hairs on his scrotum, can he produce sperm even if he is in the early stages of puberty?

Yes: He could. Ask him -not sure if he will answer- if he had night time emissions. If he will not check his underwear or pajama.
He should also know if he started masturbating with or without emissions...
I doubt he will be forthcoming with you... ...Read more

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My son is 14 hasn't hit puberty and claims to have small black hairs on his scrotum but his voice is still high and he is very short he is only 5 feet?

Time for consultatn: The first sign of male pubertal change is enlargement of the testis. It changes from peanut to small olive and then larger olive. A exam with your pediatrician or pcp would be a first step and an x-ray of the hand would be informative. Puberty tracks well with bone maturity and if his bone age a year or so behind this is less worrisome. Referral to a pediatric endocrinologist may be needed. ...Read more

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I have small black bug in my hair and it's not lice how can I get ride of it my head is itchy?

I have small black bug in my hair and it's not lice how can I get ride of it my head is itchy?

Bug in hair: Possible tick. Please see a health care professional to have it removed. The can carry various types of infections that can linger. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have small round black bug in hair itchy and seem to bite stngs not lice have treated for that didn't kill it. No nits.

I have small round black bug in hair itchy and seem to bite stngs not lice have treated for that didn't kill it. No nits.

Bug: Why don't you take a picture of it so it can be identified and then treated
make sure if you treat the lice the eggs should to treated also and the contacts should be treated also
be sure to comb hair with a fine tooth comb ...Read more

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