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    smedley12 posted:
    I'm not sure if this is a gyn issue or not, but I recently noticed the hair on my armpits has started to grow in really sparsely. I normally have very coarse, dark armpit hair and need to shave every day, and all of a sudden it's waaay thinner. On Saturday I was spotting a little bit too, which is why I posted here as maybe this is a hormonal thing? I sometimes have a little bit of brown spotting a week before my period or so, which is normal for me, but this was actual red spotting for about a day. (My period is due this Fri or Sat) I have had the flu for a week, so I wonder if all of this has something to do with my body being out of whack in general from that? Any clue what might be going on?
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    J_Harrison_Hohner responded:
    Dear smedley: Both pubic hair and armpit hair can be linked to changes in male hormone levels. Typically a decrease in male hormones would decrease the amount of pubic/armpit hair. Other causes can include: low adrenal gland function, Addisons Disease, liver damage, and problems with the pituitary gland. I am assuming that you have not lost significant amounts of hair from your head. as there is a long list of causes of hair loss from the head. It is rather unlikely that your armpit hair is related to the past week of flu infection---especially if there are no changes in head hair. I would also doubt it was related to your light spotting during the premenstrual week. If you notice a continued change in your armpit and/or pubic hair growth PLEASE see your GYN for an evaluation. Hopefully this is related to the general slowed hair growth during winter season that some persons experience. Yours, Jane
     
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    smedley12 responded:
    thank you for your response! When you say to see my gyn if I notice a "continued change", do you mean if I see additional decrease in hair, or just if it stays at its current level (somewhat sparse vs. thick and bristly like it normally is)? Also, do you think I should see a gyn first, or would my primary physician be OK?
     
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    hurts2beme responded:
    O.K. after reading this post I would like to know something - JANE - I have never mentioned this to my Dr. but after reading this post I am curious? I have never really had but two to three strands of hair under each arm my entire life I am 37 years old my pubic area is and has always been full and fine. Is this normal or am I lacking something?


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