Change In Pubic Or Underarm Hair Growth

What Causes Pubic Hair Loss Or Gain?

Pubic hair loss or gain can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose pubic hair loss or gain, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "pubic hair loss or gain" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Low DHEA
  • Low Testosterone

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
confirmed low testosterone levels
major fatigue for over 12 months
low DHEA level
being a lethargic person
colon cancer
squamous cell skin cancer
moderate morning stiffness
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
difficulty losing weight
a high-stress lifestyle
breast cancer
history of lung cancer
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of pubic hair loss or gain:
Cause Probability Status
Low DHEA 92% Confirm
Low Testosterone 69% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Hair-Related Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about change in pubic or underarm hair growth:
Do you have less pubic or underarm hair growth than previously?
Possible responses:
→ I can't tell / don't know
→ No, quantity is at least as much as before
→ Yes, the quantity has decreased somewhat
→ Yes, the quantity has decreased substantially
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either unchanged underarm/pubic hair growth or reduced underarm/pubic hair growth, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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