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my son is 9 yrs old and has underarm hair is thAT NORMAL

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my son is 9 yrs old and has underarm hair is thAT NORMAL
Greetings,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. SS. I will try my best to help you.

When did it appear? How many? Is it on both sides?

How is body growth? Height & weight?

Is there any hair in pubic area?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes its on both sides but only a little not sure his height and weight but at last dr appt dr saidhe is growing perfectly no dark hairs in pubic area

Hello
Thank you for the input.

This can be an early sign of puberty.

Usual age of puberty in boys is 9-11 years.

Though pubic hair growth is more earlier sign but it may vary.

Puberty starts with the increase in size of testicles, growth spurt. increase in penis size, growth of pubic hair, armpit hair, then voice change and increase muscle mass. Sequence can vary sometimes.

In some cases, it can be an isolated sign.

Just observe it. No need to worry.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask & continue conversation by using reply button.

This will help me to explain further & satisfy you.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service here. If there’s anything else I can do, let me know – it’s been a pleasure working with you and I hope to assist you again soon!”

Wish his healthy life.

Regards.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he doesnt have the same hair in pubic area it is light and he has hairy arms and legs only the armpit worries me

As he has hairy arms & legs, a few axillary hairs are not worrying.

It may be related to his general body hairs..
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what should i look out for what should i do its a small patch of hair on both armpis

In 9 years if symptoms of puberty appears it is normal.

There can be a growth spurt with increase in length.

Then other signs as I wrote earlier can appear.

You need not to do anything at this point.

During his next visit to doctor, you can show it to him.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

last quest if it is puberty is that ok what do u do for it

Nothing needs to be done.

You just observe your child grow normally.
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