I Have Pili Multigemini

A Pili Multigemini anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Pili Multigemini. You're not alone. 32 People

    I've Got It Too

    To me i twasn't noticable at all until I took a close look at my hair follicles but almost every hair on my body is a double follicle. I'm generally not a very hairy person (Male w/fine, straight, slightly oily, full head of hair; light-average facial hair; no significant chest...
    kyobrom kyobrom
    Apr 6, 2012

    I Hate Pili Multigemini

    I have had extremely thick, coarse, curly, and fast growing hairs all over my legs and underarms! It's so frustrating! But to make it worse, almost all of my hair follicles have more than one hair attached to them! It's so annoying and worst of all, I get severe ingrown hairs all...
    Hzshbvfdr Hzshbvfdr
    Apr 12, 2012

    I'm A 19 Year Old Girl.

    I can't wear a bathing suit. I can't wear shorts. I hate lifting my arms up. When I shave my legs, not only do they look terrible (stubble... everywhere, no matter what) but they start growing hair again within hours! I try to exfoliate, I try to keep it clean. But I can't do...
    nousername4me nousername4me
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

    I haven't always had it.

    . It's only been around a little less than a year. I think I know what caused it though.. Iv'e been shaving since I was twelve years old, Iv'e always used good razors. Always. Until not too long ago, I was in a bad financial situation, and I had to use dollar store razors. Really...
    Khaos69 Khaos69
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    The Strangest Condition

    I was always hairy for a girl. I got my dad's darker skin and hair, and it showed, but it wasn't so bad until I started getting twice as much hair. I am lucky to have only two hairs to a follicle; I usually have three, or even four to seven in thicker areas. And it grows so fast...
    DreamSeer711 DreamSeer711
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 13, 2009

    What I Know About PM...

    I am so glad I've found this group. I've spent years frustrated by this condition- I simply thought I wasn't doing something that others were. I'm 28 years old and I've heard it all. "Shave in the opposite direction..." Yeah right! Use a men's razor. Use a women's razor. Use...
    1 Response Mar 14, 2013

    Strictly speaking pili gemini,

    not multigemini. The hair on top of my head and my facial hair are normal. Every other hair follicle on my body, however, has two hairs coming from it. My experience hasn't been nearly as negative as most of the other people posting here. I have more ingrown hairs than other...
    zsvdkhnorc zsvdkhnorc
    26-30, M
    Jan 20, 2014

    But What To Do??

    I have just discovered I also have pili multigemini, or whatever it's called! I've always known I've had at least two, often more, hairs per follicle but just today decided to look it up. The PM is on my legs, pubes, arms, arm pits and when i just looked in the mirror to see if...
    jellyfish3 jellyfish3
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2011

    My Pubes Look Like The Amazon

    I only noticed I have this condition probably around 17. The bifuricated hairs only appear in very localized areas: the under arm, groin, and around the areolas. I'm a little concerned all the increased hair density might lead to hygiene problem if it I don't keep it trimmed...
    plague97 plague97
    1 Response Dec 7, 2010

    Just Noticed These Crazy Hairs In This Past Year...

    So, I've always been known by my friends for having a great head of hair- it's extremely thick, fine, wavy and red; my stylists have all said it's atleast 3-4x thicker than the average head. But then, on my body, I have very thin, sparse, fine, blonde hair. I rarely needed to...
    emarie412 emarie412
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2013

    An Assortment Of Interesting Hair Problems...

    I had no idea PM was this rare, or that I had it till recently. It's been getting worse, a year or so ago I noticed the first "superhair" (felt like a splinter or a scab on my chin, then checked and it was a hair bundle approx. 0.1mm in diameter!) and as of today, I had around a...
    superhairman superhairman
    1 Response Nov 3, 2012

    Is It Really That Uncommon?

    I honestly never heard of this condition until about an hour ago when I was talking with a friend about how I have multiple hairs in one pore. He looked it up and came up with "Pili Multigemini" and linked me, and normally I don't like to self-diagnose, but I think it's...
    cannibox cannibox
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    I'm Twenty years old,

    21 in the summer, i have very severe pili multigemini on my scalp and bikini area for a long time. i first noticed it because i couldn't shave my bikini area or id get really bad ingrown hairs, id sometimes pick them out with tweezers and one time i noticed i had about 4 hairs...
    meganflynart meganflynart
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2014

    I Have Pili Multigemini. Someone Find A Treatment...

    I recently posted this on a comment to someone else..but it goes pretty in depth so here it is. I a girl. I have had pili multigemini (from what I can remember) since I was in 5th, maybe 6th grade. It was when all the girls started shaving and whenever i did, i would get hideous...
    dancerawrrx dancerawrrx
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Aug 2, 2011


    I've got arms/legs/chest that are hairier than average with mostly double follicles on arms/legs. Luckily not as hairy as wolf-people (Ambras syndrome?). Doesn't bother me, although shedding hair makes more cleaning work! Not really a big deal for men....for women, this 'disorder...
    Fastslow Fastslow
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 30, 2011

    I Hate This Pili Multigemini With A Passion

    I have always felt different because of my body hair problems, as I have called it not and it had affected all areas of my life, from mental to physical, to emotional, to you name it. When you get teased, and called a freak and people have been afraid of you because of your...
    highlander1592 highlander1592
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    What the Hair?

    A few years ago, I noticed I have up to 3 hairs growing out of a single follicle. There are multiple hair growths everywhere on my body! My legs, my pubic area, my armpits, my head. I haven't noticed it on my arms or back since the hair is not thick there. When I shave my legs in...
    savetheforest savetheforest
    1 Response Jul 25, 2008
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