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Loss of Armpit/Pubic Hair Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your loss of armpit/pubic hair symptoms, including 4 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Loss Of Armpit/Pubic Hair Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

4 Possible Loss Of Armpit/Pubic Hair Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced loss of armpit/pubic hair. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, or "underactive thyroid," means that the thyroid gland in the neck does not produce enough of its hormones. This causes a slowing of the body's metabolism.

The condition can occur due to autoimmune disease; any surgery or radiation treatment to the thyroid gland; some medications; pregnancy; or consuming too much or too little iodine. It is often found among older women with a family history of the disease.

Common symptoms include fatigue, constantly feeling cold, weight gain, slow heart rate, and depression. If left untreated, these and other symptoms can worsen until they lead to very low blood pressure and body temperature, and even coma.

Diagnosis is made through a simple blood test.

Hypothyroidism is easily managed with daily oral medication. The patient usually starts feeling better after a couple of weeks and may even lose some extra weight. It's important for the patient to be monitored by a doctor and have routine blood testing so that the medication can be kept at the correct levels.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, muscle aches

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition very common in women of reproductive age, resulting in menstrual abnormalities as well as an excess of the androgen testosterone. PCOS can affect a woman's overall health and appearance and often has a significant effect on fertility.

Beyond the presence of enlarged ovaries with surrounding follicles, ovaries will function improperly by failing to carry out ovulation in many cases. Other symptoms include irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair growth on the body or hair loss on the scalp, acne,(https://www.buoyhealth.com/symptoms-a-z/skin-is-darker-than-it-used-be/), and excess androgens in the blood.

Treatments focus on addressing your individual symptoms through medication and possible lifestyle adjustments.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: fatigue, vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, depressed mood, painful periods

Symptoms that always occur with polycystic ovary syndrome: oligo/amenorrhea or hyperandrogenism

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition that results when a boy is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome is a common genetic condition affecting males. Klinefelter syndrome adversely affects testicular growth, and this can result in smaller than normal testicles.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: decreased sex drive, irritability, fewer erections, small testes, attention problems

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Adrenal insufficiency

The adrenal gland's outer layer produces hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone, which control many important functions of the body such as blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, and urine production. In adrenal insufficiency, not enough of these hormones are produced, leading to symptoms such as fatigue and weakness, appetite and weight loss, nausea, and vomiting.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: depressed mood, anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Loss Of Armpit/Pubic Hair

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Have you noticed a decrease in your libido or sex drive?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Have you had any changes in your weight?

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Loss Of Armpit/Pubic Hair Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced loss of armpit/pubic hair have also experienced:

  • 9% Hair Loss
  • 5% Fatigue
  • 2% Vaginal Itch Or Burning

People who have experienced loss of armpit/pubic hair were most often matched with:

  • 33% Hypothyroidism
  • 33% Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • 33% Klinefelter Syndrome

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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