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    Cerebral Palsy isn't a specific illness, but rather a general term used by doctors to refer to a set of neurological conditions, which result in movement and co-ordination disorders, caused by damage to the brain. Read more →

    I think the reason is that it's from growth you never really stop growing !!! I think this because I had the same exact thing and that's what people told me so your welcome !!!! ( kinda ) So yeah it's from a growth spurt happening to quickly and your body didnt know that it was going to !!!!!

    Hi there My son is 4 months old and was born with a growth on the bottom lip line, I asked the doctor what it was and he said it was a milk spot and would go but it's only getting bigger is there anything I could do to stop it growing





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    My daughter is also 6 and has signs of puberty. Pubic hair, odour, moods and growth. Took her to the doctors and they have referred her to hospital. I would get a 2nd opinion from the doctors if I were you.

    Hi Jacob. Usually growth of the testicles is the first sign of puberty but not always. Don't worry too much. Your penis could keep growing until you are 20 so there is plenty of time. Hair down there could be making things look smaller. Wait another year and if you have not grown down there...get back to us.

    1. I am 48years of age. I contantly have hair on my chin and bit of mustarch which I found it very very embarrassing. 2. Always have sports on my stomach and very pinful. Please, it there anything to do to remove or stop the hair growth and also likewise the sports.





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    If you look very closely at most of your body you'll see that we are covered with small hairs. At puberty, more defined hair growth occurs in many areas such as around nipples. This is possibly what is happening to you. If you get totally upset by these hairs there are many ways of removing them temporarily or even permanently. In the meantime, don't worry too much.

    I have two problems 1)I'm 16 and my penis is only about 2 inch soft and 3/4 hard I worry that its small and it puts me off getting into relationships, becaus I'm 16 is that the end of growth and can I do anything? 2)I cannot pull my foteskin back over the tip, this worrues me aswell these make relationships hard:(





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    If you have gone through puberty then it won't grow a lot more but will still grow till your 21 and you should speak to your doctor obout tight foreskin and he will give you some cream and tell you how to stretch the foreskin if you can still not pull your foreskin back see your doctor and you will have to have it circumsticed

    Hi Jason. Don't worry at all. Your penis is likely to continue growing until you are at least 19 so don't let this stop you getting into relationships. Remember you can leave your penis in your pants! Your foreskin will need a little help to start moving. Take a warm bath and try to ease it back then forward again. It may hurt a little but you have to be brave. Do this as often as possible and you should see a difference in a few months. Be patient and take care. Hope this helps.

    Stretch marks appeared on my back when I was 13/14 (they are still there now at 27, although quite faded). The reason for them (from what I was told) is quick spurts of growth in height which stretch the skin on the back. I grew in height by about 6 or 7 inches in under a year.

    Hi Malik. Puberty will start soon but we all start at different times. It lasts for about 5 years in boys and the first sign is usually growth of the testicles (balls) so take a look. Your penis will catch up later on and can keep growing until you are 20 years old!! Remember, the average adult size is smaller than you think so don't worry. Take care and enjoy being young.

    My daughter is 5 years old and for 8 months has hairy legs, back, top lip and eye brows and since nov has hair developed in lower region. Her dr at the hospital sent her for a scan and says it was clear and her blood test was negative however her hair growth in lower region is getting more and darker and she is aware of it. She also suffers with belly aches and is tearful help please





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    Hi I am 14 years old and I have Pcos Syndrome I heard Nhs covers Laser hair removal treatment if you have a underlaying condition which contributes to hair growth ? I have really embarassing hair on my chin and my sides I have to regulary wax every 2-3 days usually they say when you wax your hair doesnt come back within 2 weeks but I think because I have Pcos my hair growth is really fast I am so Embarrased My Life is so stressfull I am the only girl in my school who has any facial hair everyone else is fine





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    NHS won't do it until you're 18, I'm 16 and was forced to go to a private treatment which was too expensive because of it.

    Im 31 and have PCOS, Ive had problems with body hair since I was about your age. I made a fatal mistake and started shaving when I was 15 and now have to shave every day like a man. It makes me feel very un female as I have hais on my face, chest and tummy. Please please please dont make the same mistake and hold on for laser hair removal, have you tried to dye the hair inbetween waxing as this may give you a bit of a rest?

    im 13yrs old and I have hair on the side of my face, back, torso, legs, arms and toes. I absolutely hate my sideburns as my friends always tease me about it, and my snailtrail as I cant wear a bikini anymore. also whenever I shave my legs or underarms the hair grows back very dark and its there the next day. My excessive hair growth all around my body has lead me to be very self conscious of the way I look. I told my mum about this but she just said it ws because of puberty and it will stop. I believe shes lying because she has a lot of hair growth aswelll. Im really not sure of the best way to get rid of it as im abit scared to try waxing or dilapitries.





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    Just talk to your mother properly and explain how you would like to go to the doctors to be safe. It'll be fine, and I know how you feel, but thunk positive and ignore negative remarks. Waxing is good, i do it.

    I'm exactly the same. 13 years old, hair on my stomach (the worst, grows back after shaving in a couple of days), legs, they're not the worst and I can cope with these. I'm White British with dark brown hair, so my body hair is quite dark too. I always have had hairy arms and now my frineds are noticing. I've had enough. There must be a treatment for this. (Also hair on my upper lip, vagina, bum, and back. Acne on my back and chest area)

    Hi I'm 32 yrs old and had hair growth since I had my daughter 11 yrs ago. Your show help me find some confidence to go to my G.P but haven't got very far, I had hormone tests which come back normal and was sent to hopsital for further blood tests which nothing showed up,I was also told to lose weight, I have started fitness classes and going to gym 6/7 times a week but I still aint losing any weight only putting it on ...please help.I'm also concerned I may have Pcos but never been tested,as medical facts points to this direction !I'm now at my lowest with confidence and self esteen in my everyday life I find it hard to have boyfriends and make new friends due to this hair growth please please send me some advice or let me when know when your in a town near me as I feel this is my last hope !thankyou





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    Hi, I'm 28 years old and have PCOS. I have the symptoms (hirsutism, overweight, acne and greasy skin)but not the cysts - apparently this is quite common. PCOS is nothing to worry about as the cysts are harmless and as long as your periods are regular, it shouldn't affect conception (obviously, you don't have that problem :))The main problem with this condition is how the symptoms affect self confidence, and the fact that not a lot can be done about it other than hormone treatment and creams :(

    I just wish that the laser treatment you can get for this condition was free to women with this condition, it seems so unfair that if i was a man wanting to be a women he would get it done for free on the nhs ... So why can't we ?

    Take children probiotic gummy as long child 4 older.. Probiotic helps bring the ph balance back to normal .. It usually sign has over growth of yeast in her body ... Which not treated leads to bacteria or health issues .. By giving body good Bacteria your protected ur body.. There are natural ways fruit with seed will help.. Down line when she adult ultimate flora is wonderful.. If want know if have a overgrowth of yeast there test and long list of things can happen to body when there isn't a enough good Bactreia . This might sound gross spit in glass of water if spit sinks or long strains spit. That is signs over growth of yeast .. The whole world would past. Because of all that process food.

    This is totally normal don't worry, just the mother of all growth spurts is all.

    Hi im 16 and haven't hit pubety yet and no growth in the penis is that normal? Or should I go to the doctors? Its been like this for about a year now and worried please can some give advise would be great thankyou





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    Hi Harry. Some boys are known as late bloomers but I am sure it will start soon and can go on until you are 20 so there's lots of time. Usually the testicles increase in size first so look out for this. Hope this helps.

    I'm 14 years old and am completely flat chested. I've started growing pubic and armpit hair already and have recently had a growth spurt. Will I ever have boobs?!





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    Your boobs are usually the last thing ... They will start growing about a year or so before you get your period which can happen from 9-16 ... Hope this helps u :) xoxo

    Same my name is Jess andI have pubic hairs but just no boobs but my nipples are inverted! Will these go when my breasts develop??? and my periods haven't started it is really embarrassing because all of my friends have started it! This is really getting me Down is it normal???

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    katie i would get it checked out cuz around the age you are is when growth spurts happen it may just be growing pains but if you can get it diagnosed early the better chance you have of stopping anything developing too quick





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    naaa, you don't even notice it, it isnt even something you think about once your out your so relieved its all done you just bypass it :) so don't even worry, i don't have anything bad to say about my surgey was the best thing i did! hope thats okay!

    I too have hirsutism and i met a endocrinologist reguarding it. He gave me thyroid tablets , diane-35 and another tablet to be taken. I have been taking this for nearly a month there are no visible decrease in the hair growth. Is my situation worsening or what else can i do regaurding this?





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    I am taking dianette for acne, if you read the 84 page booklet that comes with it, it explains that it takes a few months to start working. You should always read the booklet.

    honey you must wait atleast 6 months to see some results while taking diane-35 and continue to maybe one or two year. be patient and hopefull

    I am 15 and i still haven't starte to produce sperm is thia normal or could there be something wrong and also i havent noticed any growth in my penis ist his normal





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    Hi Billy. You may be late starting puberty but don't worry we are all different. First your testicles will get noticably bigger and hang lower. Take a look. Then your penis will grow. Then you'll be able to produce sperm. Be patient it will happen.

    Hi I'm 21 and every since I've been 17 I have been getting terminal hair growth on my neck and breasts its soo horrible to have to keep on doing it and explaining everybody I hate when anybody touches me cause they can feel that thick hair growing please advise me on what I should do ..





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    My son is 12 yrs. old and has very tight foreskin. He is concerned about the size of his penis and feels that it is too small for his age. Is growth affected if he is not circumcised and is unable to pull the skin back? He would like to get circumcised, would it be a good idea?





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    Yap. It is still growing. But dont believe that when it reaches full growth the head will be always out. If u are un-circunsized the skin will always hide the head, some more than others, only when its erect it maybe uncover the head, not necessarly all of it.

    hi i am 17 and ive got sretch marks all over my back , ive had them for some time now and since ive had them ive never taken of my top . back in school i had a huge growth spurt and i went from being a small person all the way to 6ft and i was just wandering if that wud of had an effect on it ?. ive tried all the lotions and stuff and nothink has worked . can sum1 help me ?





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    Hiya, i know EXACTLY your problem and i've had to live with it for about 2 years. It started when i was 14 and noticed darker hairs on my arms and forearms. By 15 i had darker hairs on my chin and it was very embarrassing as people did notice. I also started growing hair from my belly button down to my pelvic bone and nipples. I really wouldn't worry too much, it can be very simple to treat, but maybe not completely cure. I simply go to a beauticians, or wax myself of all the embarrassing areas. NEVER shave under your chin, especially, as the hairs grow back thicker and in a vast quantity. I went to the doctors and had several scans for PCOS, and it came back negative and all they found was a 2cm cyst, which appeared to be harmless (according to the specialist) and to my surprise on my next scan it had just disappeared. I had been told it was probably the cause of an hormonal imbalance causing my irregular painful periods and hair growth. I have been on the Yasmin contraceptive pill, designed to help with hormonal imbalances by increasing female hormones. If you have painful and irregular periods aswell as excessive hair growth then contact your GP and you have a pelvic scan and prescribed a pill like Yasmin or similar. Good luck! x

    hi, i'm 18 now and have been having this exact same problem for the lenght of time as yourself! i actually am so glad that you have commented as everything you say is totally applicable to me. I'm such a girly girl but behind closed doors when i can see my hair growth it makes me feel disgusting in comparison to my friends. have you went to the doctor at all about it? i'm too embarrassed still after all these years.

    My son is 12 years old and has a penis size of around 1 centimetre. Is this normal. He is at the later stages of puberty. But there is no growth. He is overweight. But I don't see how this could affect his penis size.





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    Hi Sarah. Being overweight can significantly influence how big the penis looks due to the flab enveloping the shaft. Your first priority for your son is to look at reducing his weight as obesity is a major health risk. It is unlikely that he has almost finished puberty at 12. If he has then he has a 1cm penis for the rest of his life. Sorry to sound tough but we have to be. Visit your GP if you wish as it is difficult to assess correctly without seeing the boy. I hope this helps.

    my son is getting them everywhere shoulders, chest, arms back, knees, legs and now back of knees. he is within range on his bmi yes had a huge growth spurt but they are taking over his body now it looks like he has been attacked by a cat





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    IPL is Intense Pulsed Light, it doesn't remove the hair permanently, it slows down the growth of hair and the hair grown back are more fine and not rough nor does it have black spots and dots on your leg like what you experience when yiu shave ur leg or wax your leg or anywhere on your body :)

    I had a daughter when I was I6 and I'm now 25 and I'm worried my 8 year old daughter is starting puberty as in the summer she seemed to have had a growth spurt and has put on a little bit of weight which is a good thing as she was small but I started to notice she's getting breasts and the mood swings are all over the place and one min she's ok and the next she crying at nothing. The following day she had a right hissy fit and the next she's ok again. Could this be the start of things. Shall I speak to my .GP many thanks Tia





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    Hi Tia. Children do tend to have growth spurts over the summer but she could well have entered puberty. It's not unusual for it to start before age 10 in young girls. The problem is that her body is changing into an adult but her mind is still very much a child. It's not easy so do your best to be supportive. Remember to answer any questions she may have, simply and honestly. Your doctor will always be ready to advise if needs be. Take care

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