Hairy Child...Help Please...

Stephanie - posted on 05/20/2013 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hairy Child, I have a (9) nine month old son who has grown a lot of pubic hair around his penis, on his actual scrotum and even into his anal area. I have heard that many thing are due to heredity. For instance, my husband is a well endowed man and my son is already showing signs of being overly large compared to other little boys his age. My husband works for the US Government and is not available right now to have a discussion to find out if he was possibly a hairy little boy at (9) nine months. I decided that taking a picture and sending it to him was out of the question so, I don't know if he was or not. I hate to admit this but, since we are all here to help each other I will. I have been extremely hairy as far back as I can remember, to the point of other Girls making fun of me in gym class and even grossing out a few so called boyfriends. They seemed to run screaming at the sight of a completely natural full bush pubic area on a girl. I shaved it once and it was horrible (bumps and itchy). I decided that any man that was worth having as a husband would have to deal with it and I found (probably) the one man in the world that actually got turned on by how hairy my Pubic area is and has always told me to never even trim it. Now to my actual question, is a (9) nine month old being hairy something that I need to make an appointment to see a doctor about and if so (using the Military Doctor's) what specialty would I try to make the appointment with? I don't know if a Pediatrician would be able to help or at least tell me that it is OK.
I really appreciate you taking time to read this and being willing to respond back to my questions.
Stephanie

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User - posted on 07/23/2013

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Its a relief that he doesnt have a tumor, and Im glad its not ife threatening or anything. I can understand how you could be embarrassed by it, but you shouldnt. If people give you looks or make comments ignore it or if they say something crude, you dont have to expain anything, you can just let them know its rude to stare at your baby boy. They woudnt want rude people commenting on their children. People upset me about that, idc what is going on with anyone, its not their business and not there place to say anything about it. Its your baby boy and I know you havent let this change your love for him, make sure everyone else around is that way too. I wouldnt make a big emphasis on him hiding it, but just as every other child to keep yourself properly covered up, if something shows I wouldnt make sure no one makes a big deal of it, just adjust him and go on with what your doing. Im just saying this because you dont want him to feel embarrassed by it. Just as you said youve had a hard time when you were younger, you should let him know when he gets older on how to handle that, how to stand up for himself. I dont think it would be as bad as a girl though just because its more of an attraction (at a later age lol). Gosh I cant even think that forward for my own lol
Thanks for the update, I am glad that you were able to take him to a good doctor and they have a treatment for him. I think the best advice on this would be from your hubby. If he has learned to properly cover himsef up, he wont have an issue on teaching the little one tricks to prevent accidents. Dont worry about not responding sooner, your baby comes first. I hope the best for you al!

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User - posted on 07/24/2013

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Aww thank you. Just think of it from God really. I was thinking about you all several times before I posted. I worried about him, and now glad hes ok. God is watching over him and will give you all strength to get through this. Some times there are things in life that we have to go through, they might be tough at times, but God will never put you through something you cant handle, never. You all will get through this and things will get better. I cant fully understand how much that hurts for you to hear things like that, but know it means nothing. It only results in hurt and pain and negativity. Things like this on Earth are just here to try to tear us down, but we cant let them get to us. You and your son are sooo much better than that. Youll be tested and I know everyone is,I surey am, but let these things go, they just cause stress that you dont need.

Its good you didnt write neg. things to your husband, you wouldnt want him to worry, actually for a man Im imagine him be furious for some one to hurt his wife and talk poorly about his son. Its really strong of you to shut down the bad and let him only know the good. It shows your love for him!

About clothes, does he wear jeans? They are pretty thick and you cant see anything under them typically, not like cotton or jym shorts or something. They'd prob be one of the best options to go for bottoms. They arnt the most comfortable but maybe you can let him wear the cotton bottoms or sweats at home so he has a variety.

Wish your famiy the best!
Stacy

Stephanie - posted on 07/23/2013

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You have been my Angel, I was really down feeling sorry for myself because I had resolved to not take Ian out in public because of a lady that walked in to the Ladies Restroom at Kohl's. I was there shopping for clothes that would cover his private parts better and needed to change him, the Family Restroom was closed for cleaning. I guess I could and should have waited but, I thought since the Ladies Room was empty I would just quickly change him and no one would even know we were there but, no sooner did I pull his Pull-up down than she comes walking in and if you know Kohl's lay out, the Changing Table is just right out in public so to say. I won't repeat what she said but, not only was it crude and specific to the size of his private parts, and then she just stood there and gawked. I left there in tears and just went home to hide out with Ian and I turned my IPad on to send my husband (back over seas) a message and let him know that I just couldn't keep doing this, and I saw a message saying I had a message from you. I didn't write or send the E-mail complaining to my husband until I read your message and by the time I finished I felt that someone out there cared and then today you proved that you really do care. I sent my husband telling him how wonderful thing are here because of your messages. My husband is in a very dangerous area as always and he needs to concentrate on keeping safe so your E-mail kept me from burdening him with my problems here at home so I want to thank you.

Your comment about thinking it wouldn't be as bad for a girl because its more of an attraction (at a later age) made me smile. It reminded me of when I was young (definitely not as young as Ian). I hit puberty really early and I grew breast really early and the boys did come flocking. The funny part was my parents allowed me to date early but, would not let me shave anything until I was in high school. Back then, I didn't understand why they would allow me to date but wouldn't allow me to shave but, looking back it was a great form of birth control. I didn't want to let the boys know that I had a Jungle (literally) growing down below and the few time I allowed them to find out, they either didn't know how to Safari through it or they didn't want to try and navigate through it. Either way, a lot of boys wanted to get frisky but, rarely did they get to the actual treasure they were seeking. My husband is the first and only guy I have ever known that wanted me to let the garden grow and, that is wonderful because to do otherwise I think I might have warmn out a lot of hedge trimmers.

Again, thanks for being the Angel that I needed to (talk me off the ledge) so to speak.

Sent with Love,
Stephanie

Stephanie - posted on 07/22/2013

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Sorry, I have been so busy with all of the appointments for Ian's situation that I have not communicated the way I should have.
Thank you for checking on us. Ian has been diagnosed with Precocious Puberty was have been seeing Pediatric Endocrinologist and after multiple tests it has bee determined that the problem is because of levels of sex hormones. Passed to Ian from his father or to him from the maternal grandfather through me as the mother. There is no other disease triggering the condition so that is good news. The Doctor has been giving him different types of medication to lower the high levels of sex hormones but, thus far none of them has proven to be able to lower it. I guess the blessing in all of this is he didn't have a Tumor and his Hypothalamus is OK, it is just genetics from his Father or my Grandfather through me.
It could be either one as my Husband and I both developed very early (not this early but, early). We are both have a lot of hair under our arms, in our pubic area (he like me natural and I couldn't keep it hair free any way), legs (if I don't shave mine at least once a day) and his chest. Bottom line we are hairy people so it makes sense that Ian got the Gene from one of us.
One of the other side effects of Precocious Puberty is enlargement of the testicles or penis and that is becoming a big issue since he has discovered it (I hear all little boys do) and he loves to for lack of any other words "play with it". He is walking so imagine my embarrassment when this little boy comes in the room with half of his Penis sticking out the top of his Pull-ups. It has happened on more than one occasion and men and women stop and stare. Some even make crude comments both in front of Ian (he doesn't understand them yet) and after he has left the room. I know my Husband has an extremely large Penis, I don't know if my Grandfather did or not but, he might have, he was a large man. I guess Ian is following in his Father's footsteps in the size department.
I guess now I need to find out how to deal with a little one with a big one so to say.

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I just wanted to check in and see if you have heard anything about your baby boy? I was thinking about this and hope that he's okay! Ill continue to pray for you and your family

Stephanie - posted on 05/31/2013

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Well, I just got some bad news. My husband's Commander personally called me to let me know that the Troops that were going to replace my Husband's have been delayed in getting there. He promised me that even if he had to go relieve my Husband and his Troops that he will get him back to be with Ian and me. I have met a lot of Commanders in my Husband's career and I truly believe this Commander is a good man and more importantly he is a truthful man. That being said, he may actually lead Troops in to relieve my Husband's Troops. Love all of you, and I will keep you posted as I get more information but, I am beginning to get excited that my Husband may be home soon to hold Ian and me. I know he is demanding and can be crude at times but, I still love him and can't imagine losing him. I have such a smile on my face just thinking about seeing him again. Sorry but, hopefully you all can understand. Please hug your Husbands and your children extra tight tonight just because you can. Love you all but, I need to go do some laundry, life goes on you know...
Stephanie

Stephanie - posted on 05/31/2013

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Thank you, yes his Comander is understanding, most don't seem to care much about the family. My husband is doing what the military calls "fast tracking". He is moving up in rank as fast as possible but, I worry at what cost. Often he is deployed on a moments notice and rarely do we the wives know where, why or when they will return. You would think in this situation the wives left behind would be close but, there seems to be too much competition to allow that to ever happen. That is why this site and the wonderful people I have met through it are such a God send to me. He nor I have any close family and we (even the wives) are consistently warned that we can't discuss any specifics of where what or why our Spouses are. We are told nothing but warned that if we tell anyone any of the stuff we have not been told that we can be put in prison or even put to death? Often I already feel like I am in prison. Just kidding but I think you get what I mean. Well enough about my problems. I hope all the Moms have a wonderful weekend and that I hear from my husband soon because I could sure use a big old hug right now. Love all of you, really I do.
Stephanie

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Id like to also say thanks to your husband for serving, and do hope that he stays safe and that he can get home as soon as possible. Im glad too that his commander understands!

Stephanie - posted on 05/31/2013

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Thank you so much for your encouragement and Prayers. I have an appointment to see the Specialist this coming Monday. As for my Husband, he is in what they refer to as a no communication zone so his Commander said he would send their replacements up to relieve them so he and his Troops will begin their way back to their Base Camp. His Comander said because of the safety of all of the Troops involved he could not tell me how long it would take for him to get back because there has been some heavy fire in the area. He did say that he would get him and his Troops back as soon as possible and my husband would have Family Medical Leave signed are ready to go as soon as he arrived if we need it. He also said that he could he be on a pre authorized chopper as soon as needed. I know that not all Comanders are all about the families but, we are lucky my husbands Comander is. I will keep all of the Mom's posted on what is going on. I love knowing that even in the safety of my home, that I have other Moms that care, and are ready to help when I need it. I love each and every one of you.
Stephanie

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I am soo glad that you took him, it is early on, and the doctors can find the right treatment to stop it. I think as a parent, the first thing when you get home is research! I know sometimes its not good to look at things, but sometimes it is. All cases are differentbut you can get a general sense of what you are looking at. The only thing is to not jump to conclusions. The internet does have some faulty information on it as you know. I had to look it up myself, I didnt know what it was.
Idk if you found it also, but question first is your son formula fed? As I said before all cases are different but thought it might be something you want to ask the doctor about if in fact this is what he has and if it could have caused it, if he drinks formula. I saw that a 4 mo old baby had this, and they believe it was caused by the formula she was drinking. The formula had cows milk in it, the cow thats milk had been used was injected with Bovine Growth Hormones. The baby is fine, dont worry. But at least they were able to find a cause. I dont want to cause you to be crazy concerned about formula if he drinks it, but I saw this and thought you might want to bring it up to his doctor.

Really I am sorry that your going through a worrying time. I do hope the best for you son. I didnt look at alot of things about this online, but from what I did see the treatments worked and was all able to stop the growth. All I saw had good outcomes. So that is very encouraging to know. I did see that they had to go through some testing, but as long as you take good care of him and take him to the dr as needed, I believe that you both will get through this just fine. I think the scariest part is just knowing that something is affecting your child, but it seems like hes in good hands. Hope that you have came in contact with your husband as well. Im sure that yalls family come before the troops, he will be thankful that you have done what you have to do to keep your son healthy.

Keep us posted, only wish the best!

And I dont know if you believe in God, but I do. I will pray for your son. Know that some things in life might not be what you want them to be but God will never put you through something that you can not endure nor would he give you something you can not overcome. He loves you and your family and He will watch over you son. God Bless

Stephanie - posted on 05/29/2013

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Well, I took Ian to the Dr. on Base and he said that he thinks Ian has Precocious puberty and isn't sure what is causing him to develop so very early but, the Doctor is sending him to a Pediatric Endocrinologist for some more testing. He said that Ian is the youngest child he has ever seen with Precocious Puberty and that it could be caused by many things but he did not want to speculate until the Pediatric Endocrinologist could check him out. Getting an appointment on base is really hard but, they are supposed to call me tomorrow to setup an appointment. Of course I came home and got on the Internet and wished I hadn't. Let's just say it's going to be a very long night waiting on the phone call tomorrow. I tried to call my husband and he is out on maneuvers, they said that they would try to contact him as soon as possible. I know him, he won't leave his Troops, he always says his Troops are his family and he is responsible for each and every one of them. I guess I will wait for the phone to ring either from him or from hospital scheduling. I have learned to rely on all of the moms that have reached out to me with your support and love and for that I will be eternally grateful no matter what may come.

Stephanie - posted on 05/28/2013

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Thank you so much for your Email. We see the Doctor tomorrow so, I am happy to finally see what the Doctor's think. I know as a kid in Middle School and High School Gym Class I was really teased and referred to as the Amizon Bush Woman. It was hard not to bow to peer pressure. I shaved myself once and the itching was horrible so I was glad that my husband appreciated my garden and has always told me to let it grow. I hope Ian isn't starting this early because I can't stand the thought of him being made fun of like I was. I will let you know what the Dr. says.

User - posted on 05/28/2013

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Dont be embarrassed to change him. I personally like to change mine in privacy anyway (if I can) just because people automatically look at their goods and I dont feel comfortable knowing that there are sickos out there and may think awful thoughts about my little one. YUCK! But dont worry about what others think anyway, this is the way he his and I now you love him for him, no matter how he looks. People shouldnt be staring at kids being change, its rude. Although we know people do it regardless.

Yea discussing with the doctor, you shouldnt have to discuss your or your husbands personals unless they asks you directly about your history. And even then it shouldnt be that personal. Only if you or your husband had the same thing happen to yall at this yound age.

And yes, you should be proud of what God gave you and not have to change it. Love your body as it is, as long as you are happy with you, thats all that matters. Dont care what others think

Keep us posted if you dont care on what happens. Hope everything witht he dr goes well and that your baby is fine and well. God Bless!

Stephanie - posted on 05/27/2013

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Thank you, wonderful to hear your answer and it sounds like we have a lot in common. I have an appointment to take Ian to be seen by a Doctor. It is just embarrassing if I change his diaper even. Thank you for your honesty. I was beginning to think it was something he inherited from one of us and how the heck do I tell a Doctor that both my Husband and I are hairy down there? I don't know about you but I have learned to hide it from everyone unless they see me without my panties. I would remove that too except, my husband says he loves it being the way God wants it to be and it is natural. What we do for love...
Thanks Again,
Stephanie

User - posted on 05/26/2013

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I have never heard of this before. I do know that children dont typically grow hair like that until they are going through puberty. I would not shave it at all, babies skin is soo sensitive anyway and you dont want to cause any irritation. Let it be and take him to the doctor, it really could be something going on, its not normal (as far as I know) for a little one having this, but a doctor can find ut what is going on with him

As for you and your hubby being hairy. my hubby is hairy all over and myself I feel Im not extremely hairy but hairier overall than other women. My son though, he isnt hairy at all lol, in fact we are both larger people and he is skinny and not physically like us at all. I guess its different for every situation. But having a child at 9 mo growing hair, that pops up a flag for me. You should take him to the dr to make sure he is growing normally and that theres no hormonal issues or anything.

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