One for the blokes on here

Bit of a strange one this, I’m guessing it only applies to the blokes on here but you never know!But since your stroke has anyone noticed they’ve become more hairy on their affected side?
Prior to the stroke I wasn’t the hairiest of men.ive got a full head of hair but arms, legs chest weren’t that hairy.
Now since the stroke my affected side has grown a bit more fuzz. My wife has been noticing that I’m becoming a bit more hairy on my left side. She says at the age of 48 I’ve finally reached puberty! :wink::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Is this a common phenomenon with strokes?

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Never heard of that, but hopefully another man can help? Good luck :slight_smile: Carole

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@stokiejoey a strange one. I definitely haven’t got any hairier - thankfully :rofl::rofl:

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Very strange, sorry can’t help with this one. Pleased to say I haven’t got hairier since my stroke :grinning: :slightly_smiling_face:.
Hopefully there’s a hairy man out there somewhere who can help :smiley:

Regards Sue

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Thanks for the replies so far.
I promise to post a photo of myself when I eventually look like cousin It From The Adams family! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::laughing::crazy_face:

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The Pituitary gland is right in the middle of the brain and that is responsible for all growth. So it’s likely that your stroke struck close enough to it that it’s made it hypersensitive to growth, but not damaged it. It would be fascinating to know if you’ve noticed any other growth spurts such as finger/toe nails growing at a different rate or even you heal quicker from a cut or scrape :smiley:

The Pituitary gland

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The ladies jump in on the replies¡!
As the first man to reply I can say " nope, if anything I’m suffering accelerated loss and that I’ve not noticed any difference between L&R"
:haircut_man:

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Yes well, the Pituitary gland show no discretion . . . and women do have hair too you know . . . just maybe not as much :wink: :smile:

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Another female reply. First, women actually have more facial, chest and abdominal hair than men…it is just less course and generally light colored so not very noticeable. And in reply to your actual question, for me, the answer is no, but…
Not more hairy, but more coarse and darker. Also, I lost all of the hair on my head (probably not from stroke, rather from cardiothoracic surgery). It was very long, very straight and very fine. It has grown back, more coarse, darker, and very curly. Curly hair grows to help control body temperature. I suppose all those fevers and sweating may have been the cause. Curly hair holds the sweat to keep one cooler. Weird. I am finally getting used to the new curls and seemingly very full head of hair at my advanced age. Happy puberty! I hope the energy comes along with it.

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My nails grow quicker snd stronger than they used to pre?stroke. Im hairy anyway but no real difference from affected side to my right side.

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Yes indeed I’ve noticed - female hairdressing is an excuse for a chinwag and a national pastime isn’t it?

The thread was titled by the author "one for the blokes on here”

But I’m easy…

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For my hairdresser anyway . . . . I don’t get a word in edgeways :laughing:

Right, better zip it now :zipper_mouth_face: :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Thank you green eyed lady! (one of my favorite old songs). I did not understand we were being accused of talking too much until you replied! Just go listen at the barbershop, or the breakfast table at the local diner and tell me who does all the talking.

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Hi @stokiejoey
OMG. As an already hairy guy, I really hope my stroke doesn’t make my hair grow anymore on my body, or I could be classed as a new Yeti, but in the plus side if it grew in my bald head that would be a plus.
Bear

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Speaking as a chap my bold state is the same as it’s always been bold lol

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Nobody accused anyone of speaking too much. All contributions are delightful :slight_smile:

I was mildly amused that the thread is titled "one for the blokes… and the first half dozen replies are all from ladies

:confused:

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@stokiejoey i havent got hairier what i have noticed is my fingernails on my left affected side grow very quickly. having had short nail bitten fingernails all my life so far, i’m now getting them cut every 2 weeks

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Thanks for the replies
It’s not something that’s bothering me. I was just intrigued. It’s weird that in the last few weeks my left wrist has become particularly hairy :thinking::crazy_face:

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So either your stroke struck close enough to your Pituitary gland to make it hypersensitive to growth too, or you just can’t get your stroke hand up close enough to your mouth to bite your nails anymore :smile:

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Sadly that one comes from age and the menopause for women . . . along with an increase of that fine baby hair on the face and neck :unamused: :roll_eyes:

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