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Doctor insights on: What Causes Hair To Stop Growing On Legs

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When boys grow leg hair do they stop growing in height?

When boys grow leg hair do they stop growing in height?

Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more

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My leg hairs are growing day by day. What can I do to stop or slow down the leg hair growth ? Please tell me some natural ways to stop the hair growth

Increased Hair : Mix together equal parts turmeric, gram flour and water until it becomes a paste. Apply to hair and rub the cream off once it has dried. When applied consistently, turmeric and gram flour reduce and slow the growth of hair. ...Read more

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I'm a 40 year old female who seems to no longer grow hair on her legs or arm pits. What could be the cause?

I'm a 40 year old female who seems to no longer grow hair on her legs or arm pits. What could be the cause?

Thyroid is one: possible cause. Please see your doc. He/she can do lab work to see if indicated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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36 y/o female. What can cause leg hair to not grow back on the shin area and in random areas on lower leg? Could it be from circulation problems?

36 y/o female. What can cause leg hair to not grow back on the shin area and in random areas on lower leg? Could it be from circulation problems?

Leg Hair Growth: The more the hair follicle is irritated, the more chance that it no longer can produce hair. While it is possible for a type of alopecia areata to occur on the legs, the hair loss is most likely due to chronic irritation.

Circulation has nothing to do with it, although people with diabetes mellitus may have less hair on the legs, as do people with some endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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What can I use or take to stop hair from growing on my breast and leg? Is it normal? I feel like a man :-(

What can I use or take to stop hair from growing on my breast and leg? Is it normal?  I feel like a man  :-(

Excess hair: this might be due to hormonal imbalance in your body. increase Estrogen/Testosterone can occur and cause excess hair growth. if this is more than usual you need to consult your physician and do some blood work to make sure your hormones and all other systems are working fine first ...Read more

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Is it safe to wax my legs and my thighs? Will the hair stop growing for a while than shaving? What waxing do you recommend?

Is it safe to wax my legs and my thighs? Will the hair stop growing for a while than shaving?  What waxing do you recommend?

Yes: It's safe to wax in general. Some people do get skin irritation from it though so be aware if you tend to have sensitive skin. The hair won't stop growing but your skin will remain smoother longer as it will take longer for the hair to grow back. As for which type to recommend- that i really couldn't say-sorry ! ...Read more

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Which part of our body does hair stop growing? Like our armpit, arms, legs & etc.

Which part of our body does hair stop growing? Like our armpit, arms, legs & etc.

Palms and soles: These are the only areas that typically do not grow hair. Hair does not typically stop growing once there is hair growth unless there is a medical condition like alopecia on the scalp. ...Read more

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Suddenly, my armpit hair and leg hair is growing in very patchy. Like, bald spots. But all of my thyroid bloodwork came back normal. Possible causes?

Suddenly, my armpit hair and leg hair is growing in very patchy. Like, bald spots. But all of my thyroid bloodwork came back normal. Possible causes?

It depends/ nonspec.: This seems like a nonspecific sign. It might depend on what products, if any, you might use to groom those areas. For example, if waxing or heat grooming instruments are used, the roots might be removed and the hair may take real long to or may never grow back. Stress might also be a reason, as might your gastroenteritis. If it gets worse, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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A specific patch just below my right knee, hair keeps growing back twice as quick, twice as long and twice as dark, could my medications be the cause?

A specific patch just below my right knee, hair keeps growing back twice as quick, twice as long and twice as dark, could my medications be the cause?

Not likely: Unless the medication is a patch for blood pressure or cream you are putting on the area, etc. An ingested medication would cause a side effect not just at one body part. Moles and or other skin conditions are more likely to cause hair growth in specific patterns and singular areas, get evaluated by a dermatologist (skin dr.) to get definitive answer. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Think I have ASMR. Get tingly feeling in arms, legs, head when rubbed, massaged, Can ASMR produce/stimulate extra GH & cause 40 YO to grow in height?

Think I have ASMR. Get tingly feeling in arms, legs, head when rubbed, massaged, Can ASMR produce/stimulate extra GH & cause 40 YO to grow in height?

ASMR controversial: 1st of all, the ASMR phenomenon (Autonomic Sensory Meridian Response) is debated as to whether or not it exists. It was described in 2007 in the context of a finger tracing the head, but mostly it is thought of as a relaxation response to certain AUDIOVISUAL stimulation (not touch). Secondly, if ASMR exists, it's very poorly studied, so no claim regarding growth hormone (GH) or height is possible. ...Read more

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Can jumping and landing on heels/straight leg cause a concussion from vibrations? Or running and then slamming heel to stop abruptly (head whiplash)?

Can jumping  and landing on heels/straight leg cause a concussion from vibrations? Or running and then slamming heel to stop abruptly (head whiplash)?

Technically yes BUT: Just because something is possible doesn't mean probable! Certainly if someone jumped from a high enough distance, the landing force could cause injury, but a lot of parachutists who land at 20 to 30 miles per hour do just fine, without injury. Acrobats do leaps and twists without injury.
So, typically in normal running and jumping, the body can accommodate and protect us. ...Read more

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Are there any venous disorders/diseases that would cause a lower leg to lose hair?

Are there any venous disorders/diseases that would cause a lower leg to lose hair?

Yes: That can be an indication of low thyroid or vascular insufficiency. If pronounced, should discuss change and concern with your primary Dr for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I stop compression stocking from pulling my leg hair ? And keep them from being so hot ? I'm need to wear them but these issues make it hard.

How can I stop compression stocking from pulling my leg hair ? And keep them from being so hot ? I'm need  to wear them but these issues make it hard.

Stocking trouble: Cotton compression stockings are cooler than synthetic. There are also lighter, thinner stockings that are available. If you are wearing thigh high stockings and really only need knee high, the shorter ones will be cooler. Your best resource is probably the medical supplier who fits stockings. They can tell you what is available. The hair pulling thing might actually be trickier. ...Read more

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In grown hair covering my legs and had them for awhile. My question is what causes this and how do I fix the problem. 30yr old male. Thanks in advance?

In grown hair covering my legs and had them for awhile. My question is what causes this and how do I fix the problem. 30yr old male. Thanks in advance?

Thickness: It is cause by angle of growth of the hair. Peeling agent such as retin a, (tretinoin) differing or tazorac will help. If resistant consider laser hair removal to thin the area, . ...Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss on your legs?

What are the causes of hair loss on your legs?

Age,vein,artery,diab: As we age leg hair seems to become more sparse with thinner shafts. This may be accelerated by diseases that affect the large & small arteries & veins of the legs where either less blood flows in or the outflow of blood is too slow due to small valve leakage. Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, venous stasis, heart valve problems, & skin diseases such as scleroderma may be involved. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 y/o to complain of leg pain everyday? His hair also does not grow quickly and is thin?

See Pediatrician: Most 4 year olds are very busy playing and will ignore being cold or sore or sleepy...So this pattern is somewhat unusual. Might be growth related, but should be evaluated by his pediatrician, and can look at hair as well. ...Read more

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There is a heavy load of hair growth on my leg and they are still growing and now i can't even see my skin colour on my leg because of hairs.Help me?

There is a heavy load of hair growth on my leg and they are still growing and now i can't even see my skin colour on my leg because of hairs.Help me?

Three choices: You can wax your legs, shave them and there are a few lasers for hair removal that are safe for darker skin. You cannot be guaranteed that the lasers will remove all of your hair and multiple treatment sessions are necessary. ...Read more

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There is a heavy load of hair growth on my leg and they are still growing and now i can't even see my skin colour on my leg because of hairs.Help me?

Living life: I believe several physicians have graciously answered this question for you. They gave their time freely to you. To ignore their answers is actually rude and offensive. There is nothing here to do for you about the amount of hair you are growing. ...Read more

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How to stop hair growth on legs permanetly?

How to stop hair growth on legs permanetly?

Permanent hair: Removal. Several methods are available: electrolysis or laser treatment. An esthetician or dermatologist can provide these services. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why does some of my hair on my legs grow in one spot and not in the other?

Why does some of my hair on my legs grow in one spot and not in the other?

Symmetric?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/androgenic_hair

this link shows typical distribution of hair growth on the legs. Obviously some areas can be expected to have less hair than others. But the key here is that the distribution is fairly symmetric (left versus right). If you are talking of something different let us know. ...Read more

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Why are my hairs growing faster on my shins than rest of my legs. Wasn't like that before.

Hormonal: Hair growth is hormone regulated. There may have been a change in your hormonal profile. Talk to your doc about that. He will do a physical exam and history taking first and suggest work up and/or treatment. ...Read more

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I,m 22 years old i,m a black male i,m starting to grow hair on my legs and a little on my chest is it normal?

I,m 22 years old i,m a black male i,m starting to grow hair on my legs and a little on my chest is it normal?

Thank you: Absolutely for males to grow hair on legs and chest and any age. It is when hormones improve and come in - that it will be more obvious ...Read more

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What can I do to remove the big pores on my legs? Big pores with brown color and hair growing inside the skin

Laser: Laser treatement is possible. It costs a lot of money though and you have to pay cash. See if a dermatologist can do it via insurance, but not sure if you can. ...Read more

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Its been 2 weeks since i've shaved my legs and barely any hair has grown. Its never grown this slowly before. What could be the cause?

Its been 2 weeks since i've shaved my legs and barely any hair has grown. Its never grown this slowly before. What could be the cause?

I do not know: Slow hair growth after shaving your legs is not a major issue and you may even be thankful you do not need to shave more regularly now. Hair growth can be triggered by certain nutrients too, so maybe your diet has changed etc. All in all though, i would not be overly concerned about this issue. Best wishes. ...Read more