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Lack of Male Facial Hair

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by energyoverload, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. energyoverload

    energyoverload

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    Hi guys,

    I've noticed for quite some time now that my facial hair is extremely slow to grow. Like it will eventually grow, but just a tiny amount of stubble - an amount which for most men grows overnight, takes me about 5-7 days to grow. Bear in mind I'm 21 years and all my hormones came up within the normal range.

    Testosterone was in around the middle of the range. I find this extremely odd and it feels as if my body has almost not even gone through puberty properly. I don't know if any other guys have had any similar experiences? Also I've definitely been a very late developer.

    Do you think its at all possible that ME could have any significant effect on your puberty?

    Thanks,

    Jake,
  2. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

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    Hi, Jake.

    Did they measure your "free" testosterone level? If they measured only the total testosterone, that can be deceiving.

    Also, how about the amino acid levels in your blood? Have they been measured? Hair consists of a protein called alpha keratin. Proteins are composed of amino acids.

    I hope you will be able to sort this out.

    Best regards,

    Rich

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