Restricted facial hair growth - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : Hi
How can i help you?
User : Hello doctor.
User : I am an Indian.
User : I have two questions.
Please proceed with the query?
User : First is regarding restrictive beard and moustache growth.
User : My age is 28, M
User : and still the beard growth is sparse and in particular areas under my chin.
User : Moustache is like Chinese beard and not visible at all.
User : My fatcher had no such symtoms at my age.
User : I have well formed pubic hair but sparse chest hair.
User : father*
May i know if you have any medical problems/alelergies
User : It is more of a psycology that is affecting me.
User : I have allergies to some foods
I will help you in this issue.
User : like prawns, pineapple, etc.
Doctor : Ok
May I know few details on your sexual history?
User : hello doctor?
User : you there?
Doctor : Hi..
User : So what exactly you want to know? I am a Male.
are you sexually active.
User : yes.
User : I have no sexual problems so far, it has been normal and I am married.
How about the hair growth over the arm pit?
User : not too dense, not too sparse, its medium.
Doctor : ok
have you ever consulted a doctor for this problem?
User : no I never consulted any endocrinologist thus far.
I will explain the problem to you.
sparse facial hair occurs due to 2 main reasons.
1. is hormonal.
Your history is not suggestive of a hormonal problem
2. is the local skin problem.
I will explain you this.
User : Well I first thought it to be a shortage of [DCH]
Doctor : DCH?
User : Dihydrotestosterone
Doctor : Its a hormone.
It may be one of the cause,
but since all the hair growth in the pubic and arm pits are normal
this may not be the problem in your case.
Do you follow.
User : yes
Then the probable cause is
The skin cause.
U may have some kind of local skin problem over the facial region where there are restricted hair growth.
User : Yes, I forgot to tell you that my legs have well formed skin hair growth, but my hands are not.
User : Its a mixed bag.
User : Also I had an accident under my chin at a small age but do you think that will have an effect on the moustache area?
Yes, that is what i meant that it may not be because of low hormones.
User : so how do we go about it?
Doctor : It depends on the type of injury you have sustained.
User : Is a well formed moustache and beard still a reality?
User : It was just a shallow cut where the skin had been damaged.
U need a biopsy of your skin where there are restricted hair growth to
assess what the exact cause or if there will be any hair growth.
User : So do I need to consult a dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a better choice than a endocrinologist
User : ok so you are saying the chances are 50-50% ?
You may still have the chances of hair growth isf there are sufficient hair follicles which is seen on biopsy.
User : what will be the positive signs after the report of the skin test comes normal?
User : so will it be a test of just my facial skin?
There are certain treatment available to stimulate the growth of hair follicles if we can know the cause.
Yes the test will be restricted to only the affected skin.
User : ok
Doctor : You can visit a dermatologist. If you need we shall help in fixing an appointment with one of them in your area.
User : I am located in Bangalore and the only hospital I visit very often is the Manipal Hospital.
Doctor : ok
User : I have a patient history there so I do not look elsewhere.
User : But if there is a specialist who you think can help me in this topic, it would be nice.
mainpal is a good hospital.
User : I know many endocrinologist will laugh at me if I take my problem to them. Generally I believe a low hormonal case is of no greater importance.
You can consult one of the dermatologist and can also follow up with us later once the biopsy is done.
User : So you suggest that I bring over the reports at your disposal and you will have a look at them?
once the consultation is done you can chat with us for further treatment options.
User : ok. I think I have some serious skin trouble as rashes come out while I am in the sun but it completely vanishes when I wake up in the morning and when the skin is fresh.
User : Also, I have dust allergy too.
This probably is the cause.
User : hmm..
User : May I know your name doctor?
User : are you located in India?
Doctor : Yes
User : ok can you help me with some another problem that is causing me concern?
Doctor : Please proceed?
User : I have small lumps on several places on my hands and I observed a few lumps at the back just above my hip. They tend to be soft and I can feel them.
Since when have you noticed those lumps?
User : I attended to Dr. XXXXXXXX Mukherjee(Surgeon, Kolkata)
User : It had been for over some 1 and a half years now.
User : but I took doctor's help when it started multyplying all over my body.
Are those lumps growing in size?
User : no
User : they are the same as before sometimes they are visible sometimes they are not.
Doctor : Have the doctor diagnosed what those were?
User : it just protrudes out of the skin as a general lump as I can obeserve
User : Doctor has asked me to get it operated in a local nursing home or from a clinic and then give it for biopsy.
User : He has given me 3 months to attend to it and then come with the reports.
User : Actually I am not getting time to get it operated as I am very bsuy with my profession, will delaying affect the condition?
Doctor : The commonest cause for multiple lumps are
Both are benign lesions
which are not of concern
User : Yeah that what he told me too.
User : I do take a lot of proteins, is that harmful?
User : and is that affecting me? why suddenly I had so many lesions?
Not if you have any other medical problems like
a liver disease or a kidney diseaese
User : I never went for a liver or kidney diagnosis, but is high protein intake affecting my liver?
Doctor : It doesn"t harm as such
User : By the way, I had high Uric Acid which was last diagnosed and reported in Manipal Hospital.
But proteins have to be restricted in the diet if there is any renal disease.
User : So is this a need of the hour that I get my liver and kidney checked up too?
User : Doctor only suggest me if it is a must to do those checkups as I have lesions.
You can probably get those test done as a health check up plan.
Yes he is right
User : yes you are right that is economical for me as well.
You need those test fron surgical point of view.
User : Can you tell me why multiple lesions grow exactly?
The cause are related to genetic mutations.
User : Is that anything to do with my nerves as I get very less sleep.
User : My hands also shake rapidly and my legs shiver too without any cause, my lids starts to blink too!
Doctor : did you check this with the doctor in manipal
User : I was just a fittest sportsperson in my college days, but my profession has brought me so many diseases.
User : no
Doctor : are you on any medications presently
User : not really but I just take a pill to control the uric acid. I am forgetting the name. sorry.
User : So whom do I consult for nerve problems?
User : ok.
User : I think that's it, until I come back with the reports.
User : So does a package combine all these tests?
Doctor : for time being you can consume tab eldervit one tablet in the night
User : leaving apart the operation for the lesions.
User : tab eldervit ?
this will help you till you consult neurologist
Doctor : yes tab eldervit
User : what does it do and does it have any side effects?
it will rejuvenate the nerve and it as no side effect
User : great!
User : You have been a really good guide.
User : thank you!
Doctor : thanks for consulting healthcare magic
User : It helps a lot when you have some questions pondering in your mind though you have consulted the best doctors.
User : So when can I consult you next?
as soon as you get your reports you can consult me
User : there are other elders in my family for whom I have lots of other questions, which I will do over the week. So will you be available 24x7 or some other doctor?
Doctor : i will be available in this hour
User : ok bye and thank you once again.
Doctor : Bye for now. Please refer your friends to ur service.
User : sure
Doctor : bye
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