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Dealing With Pubic Hair Loss

Most people are familiar with losing the hair on their head, but they are unaware that you can lose your pubic hair. Losing pubic hair can be very traumatic for some. It gives you a feeling of vulnerability and confusion on why this is happening.

There is a lot more known about female pubic hair loss as opposed to male pubic hair loss. With women, it is due more in part to hormones, or the lack thereof. Women occasionally have pubic hair loss during or after pregnancy due to what is called the recycling of hair. Your hair is growing rapidly because of your hormones that are constantly in flux during pregnancy, just like the hair on your head grows rapidly at the same time. After you give birth your hormones usually calm down whereas you will shed the new hair, usually taking the old hair with it. Within six months all should be back to normal, and after the first major shedding your pubic hair should grow back as it was before.

Thyroid Imbalances cause the same kind of pubic hair loss, especially in females. Again, it has to do with the Thyroid causing a hormonal imbalance. Not all women experience this, but it is more often than you think. HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapy can cause rapid hair pubic hair loss in patients being treated for menopause. As with any hormonal changes your hair will grow back once the hormones balance themselves.

Male pubic hair loss is another story altogether. It is best associated with other medical conditions and not usually related to hormones at all. Male pattern baldness that over 50% of men have by the time they reach 45 causes pubic hair loss. This is when you will not see any additional pubic hair growth, in fact many men have tried Rogaine or Propecia to see a few results, but it will not usually grow back to its normal state. More commonly you will see male pubic hair loss caused by infections such as fungus or ringworm. This can usually be taken care of easily by a dermatologist who can prescribe a medication to fight the infection. After the treatment you will see pubic hair growth, although it may be slow to start because of the damaged follicles.

As with any hair loss, pubic hair loss can be just as nerve wracking for some people, and you need to see a doctor to find out the cause. There are some specialized treatments depending on the reason for the pubic hair loss. It is very rare that you have pubic hair loss that lasts over a long period of time.