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Caramel Apple Pop
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Within the past month or so my stomach has become very, very hairy. Not just around the belly-button like it used to be, but everywhere. I had surgery about two months ago on my back, and they cut a lot of nerves. I was wondering if anyone knows if nerve re-growth has anything to do with hair growth? Could healing cause hair growh? I'm hoping it's going to fall out, but for the time being i'm shaving it.

thanks,
Beth

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DarlingBri
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STOP! Don't shave it, it will only grow back denser! If it bothers you enough to feel you must do something, waxing it is a good way to go.

I don't think it has anything to do with nerve regrowth; some women just have harier bellies than others, although that can occur because of the pill, steroids, PCOS, etc.

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Caramel Apple Pop
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Before I started shaving a read to see if it causes it to grow back thicker, and I found this:

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It is a common belief, but cutting or shaving hair does not stimulate growth. Hair fiber is dead, if it is cut there is no way for the dead hair to send a signal back to the hair follicle in the skin to grow more hair. The studies to prove hair cutting did not stimulate growth were done back in the 1920s but the belief still persists.

Several studies have been conducted where volunteers shaved half of their beard or scalp hair and left the other half untouched. The shavings were collected and measured and the hair left untouched was also measured. The results showed that the amount of hair produced was exactly the same whether the hair was regularly shaved or not.


this was found at http://www.keratin.com


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killer_raincoat
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i think darlingbri's point was that shaving is not the way to go. whether it *actually* does or not, doesn't affect the fact that it isn't going to solve your problem.

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KittenGoddess
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I'd say you should speak to your doctor about it. Sudden hair growth on a portion of your body that does not normally have hair (especially if that hair is thick, course, or dark) should at least be brought to the attention of your physician. It could be a hormonal imbalance, it could have something to do with your thyroid, it could be nothing at all...

Mention it to your doc and see what he/she says.

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Caramel Apple Pop
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m'kay , thanks for the advice!

-beth

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MiSs_Behave
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Hmm. If it's really bothering you, maybe you could buy some bleaching cream which will change the colour of that hair. I wouldn't advise shaving it, fellow members are right in saying that it will grow back thicker and more dense. Eew! Either just leave it.. or try alternative methods, go to your local supermarket and look at the hair-removal products

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