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Reduced facial hair,normal testosterone level - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   helo sir
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   i m 21 nd i dnt hav much facial hair
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   ok
User :   i hav little moustach and hairs on chin
User :   i shave once a week
Doctor :   ok. how is hair development on teh other areas like axilla and pubis?
User :   i consulted endocrinologist
User :   he said i hav all male charaters
User :   characters*
User :   ther's no disorder
User :   i wana a grow a full grown beard
Doctor :   ok. what were the investigations done to look for causes of less facial hair?
User :   please help me ...
Doctor :   were testosterone levels checked?
User :   yes sir...evrythn is normal
Doctor :   is there anyone else in your family with less facial hair?
User :   my father has hairs on chest..he shaves everyday
Doctor :   i would suggest you to go ahead with growth factor tests if testosterone was found to be normal
User :   my mother has very little hair..almost no hair
Doctor :   as there are many hormones responsible for hair growth and distribution
User :   i want to grow beard sir
User :   tel me how to stimulate its growth
Doctor :   your problem could also be genetic, with you getting your mothers genes
Doctor :   get these following tests done: adrenal hormone androstenidione, 17-oh Progesterone, DHEAS, Growth hormone, LH, FSH, DHT increases & SHBG decreases, THYROID Hormone
Doctor :   if all are found to be normal, then the cause would be genetic, and nothing much can be done for it
Doctor :   if any abnormality is found then it can be treated
Doctor :   and once the treatment is done, you can see good results for growing facial hair
User :   sir the endocrinologist dint suggest me to go any test
User :   should i go for it
User :   ??
User :   i dont hav chest hairs also
Doctor :   discuss about these conditions with your treating doctor: delayed and absent puberty, Kallman syndrome, idiopathic hypogoandotropic, hypogonadism, hypergonadotropic, hypogonadism, primary or secondary testicular failure, Klinefelterâ??s syndrome & testosterone biosynthetic defect ,Growth factor deficiency
User :   but i hav hairs under my arms ...nd pubic hair growth is good
Doctor :   since your testosterone levels came back normal , and you have chest, axilla and pubic hairs development normal
User :   i hav normal erection even
Doctor :   you should go ahead with finding if there is any other factor responsible
Doctor :   and hence I suggest that you go ahead with the above mentioned tests
User :   ok sir...and wat if evrythn is normal
User :   ???
Doctor :   if everything comes back normal, then as i told the cause could be genetic, and nothing much can be done for it
User :   but i want to grow beard
Doctor :   why do you want to grow a beard? it is only an external sign of manliness.
Doctor :   if there are genetic reasons associated, there cannot be any treatment done.
User :   but...??
Doctor :   since you have normal testosterone levels, no problems with erection, there will be no problems in having a normal sexual life ahead.
User :   cant v stimulate its growth??
User :   i knw sir...but i feel embarrased at times...!!
Doctor :   if the cause is genetic abnormality, it is the genes and DNA that are responsible, you cannot change them or alter them
User :   i am confident that i have evrythn mormal in me
User :   its the genes only sir
Doctor :   if there are any growth factor abnormality or some hormonal problem detected with the above mentioned tests, some treatment can be possible.
User :   the doctr gave me minoxidil
User :   to aplly on face
Doctor :   do not assume anything, i recommend that you go ahead with the tests, and discuss results with your endocrinologist
Doctor :   minoxidil will give temporary relief, it will not be permanent cure
User :   wil i get facial hair in future???
Doctor :   unless the underlying cause for the problem is identified and treated, there cannot be permanent relief. the chances of permanent solution depends on the cause.
User :   do u think that ther might be a cause for it???
User :   in my case???
Doctor :   there should be a cause, otherwise there will be no problem/symptom.
User :   ok sir ...i ll udergo a test ...but i smhw feel dat i dnt hav ny problem except my facial hair
Doctor :   since the problem that you face is only with less facial hair, I have suggested other tests to rule out or confirm any other underlying problems which is causing you to have only reduced facial hair and normal testosterone levels
Doctor :   the most common cause for reduced facial hair is reduced testosterone levels
Doctor :   for you the values are normal, as reported by you in the discussion with me
User : v can increase testosterone ????
Doctor :   so there is probability that you might have some other problem associated
User :   which problem???
Doctor :   if the levels are reduced, then supplements are provided, but it is not needed in your case since values are normal
Doctor :   other problems like genetic syndromes, growth hormone deficiency, growth factors abnormality, other hormonal dernagements
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said uptil now?
User :   whats ur wordings for me sir???wat z the cause and solution for me??
Doctor :   the cause and solution both depend on the further investigations results. at this point nothing can be assumed.
Doctor :   at this point , only thing that can be confirmed is that your less facial hair is not because of reduced testosterone levels
User :   hmmm...ya...i ll udergo the test...are the tests very expensive??/
Doctor :   and that there is a possibility of genetic involvement since your mother is having very less hair development
Doctor :   yes, the tests are expensive compared to normal tests.
Doctor :   they are all special tests and not done routinely for people
User :   hmmm ya...but i want to grow beard anyhow sir...!!
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yes sir..please tel me wat if i hav less hair becoz of genes??
Doctor :   if the cause is genetic abnormality, it is the genes and DNA that are responsible, you cannot change them or alter them
User :   that means i ll not habv facial hairs if there's genetic effect..
User :   yes or no sir??
Doctor :   if there a genetic cause found to be responsible, nothing much can be done
Doctor :   it also depend on what genetic abnormality is associated with you
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