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Puberty and hair growth in beard and chin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Proceed with your query
User :   Doctor,iam 23 years old boy.I face a peculiar problem regarding hair growth on my hands,chest & beard.I dont have any noticible growth of hair on my hands and chest.This is taking a toll on my social life,where in my friends pass all sorts of comments over this
User :   Many people whom i have spoken this to have told me that it is heriditary and nothing a sort of a problem.I dont have a fulfledged beard growth from ears to chin.Its only that french type of growth i have
Doctor :   Kindly provide your age
User :   23 yrs doctor
User :   I would like to know if there is any method/means by which i can have my hair growth increased.
Doctor :   Does any of your family member has this problem
User :   iam not aware of any such thing with anyone else in my family
Doctor :   The growth of hair in beard area, chin, chest and hands are characteristic features of puberty
User :   ok
Doctor :   this is mainly due to male hormones called testosterone
User :   yes
User :   so,this growth over my hands and chest and as beard is very minimal
Doctor :   there are various causes for this like decreased hormone secretion, male hormones
Doctor :   or due to increased female hormones
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any medical problems
User :   nothing,actually iam an officer in indian navy and we have our annual medicals every year,i just had one in dec09.No problems at all
User :   i do have palm sweating
Doctor :   Do you have any other issues like decreased growth, any difficulty in erection
Doctor :   any enlargement of breasts
User :   nothing,nothing at all
Doctor :   are you taking any kind of medications for any illness
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   i smoke a bit,that too two cigars a day and have drinks on week ends,may be 3 pegs
User :   Doctor,to be frank i would like to share one more thing in this regard.I do masturbate atleast.Would that be of any concern
User :   three times
User :   a day
Doctor :   There is no harm in masturabtion
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is very common in all individuals and it is normal
User :   ok fine
User :   Now ill have to get this hair thing right
User :   any therapy
User :   ?
Doctor :   i suggest you to undergo hormone testing, semen analysis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   First you need to undergo these tests
User :   ok
Doctor :   The male hormones are usually prescribed
Doctor :   I suggest you to get these investigations done
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