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What causes hair growth on heel?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Oct 2014
Question: Hi! My son is 28. He just noticed one strand of long hair growing on the heel of his foot. He pulled it and a few days later another one grew in the same place. There is no pain, or other abnormality. What are the implications?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hair growth on heel

Detailed Answer:
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Your son has recently found a single hair growing from his heel and when he removed it another grew back. This is not an all uncommon phenomena. It is a benign condition and does not indicate any significant disease. I can reassure you and your son there is nothing to be concerned about

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Brief Answer: Hair growth on heel Detailed Answer: Thanks for contacting HCM Your son has recently found a single hair growing from his heel and when he removed it another grew back. This is not an all uncommon phenomena. It is a benign condition and does not indicate any significant disease. I can reassure you and your son there is nothing to be concerned about Hope this answers your question. Please contact us again if you have questions or need help.