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How facial hair growth in females is related to PCOD Can it also result in excessive hair growth on other parts of the body like hands and legs Does it have long lasting health effects Can its treatment even go wrong

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Androgens, PCOS/hair: The male hormones(androgens) that the PCOS produces will enhance hair growth throughout the body where male hair growth occurs genetically. In other w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Question? : Not sure exactly what you are asking since it got cut off. Irregular periods are common with this medication and with pcos. Normally it is given with ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Try VANIQA : Vaniqa cream may help for localized treatment but you may also want to discuss an endocrine evaluation by your gynecologist.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: A thyroid disorder can affect facial hair growth. Now that you have been diagnosed, take the proper treatment and shaving often can help build up stu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes..: Some neurological issues may effect the One side, just as in a stroke for example. Have a neurologist evaluate you and do some testing on you. Best ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
See U PCP: For evaluation and work up.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Tingling sensations like you describe may be early manifestation of neuropathy, which is not one condition but depends upon its cUse and an atomic sit ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No way: There is no medication, thyroid or otherwise, that will make a 40-year old grow taller. You may ruin your health by chasing hormones or supplements an ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Eating normal chickens will not cause a person to grow more body hair, armpit hair, leg hair, or even scalp hair. Chickens are birds, but eating them ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe: Drugs for TB disease are powerful, and certainly it's possible that hair loss might result. Another explanation could be telogen effluvium, which is a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Side effect: Minoxidil 5% generally is recommended for men. Women should use Minoxidil 2%. At higher dose Minoxidil can be absorbed through the skin of the scalp ... Read More
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See Pediatrician: Most 4 year olds are very busy playing and will ignore being cold or sore or sleepy...So this pattern is somewhat unusual. Might be growth related, bu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience Family Medicine
Skin infection: Infection can cause significant damage to any part of the body it enters and is frequently related to dirty hands or other thing that can carry an inf ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Hirsutism: It is hirsutism, not a cause of hirsutism. Diet, exercise, weight loss and medication can help, but won't remove the hair that already exists, only pr ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience Psychiatry
It's not likely : That Elavil (amitriptyline) is causing ur hair loss. It's not known even among the rare side effects. However, please go back as soon as u can 2 the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
False: Masturbation is moderation is healthy and normal. Masturbation which is constant, excessive, and interfering with your life, requires psychological co ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Fluid retention: It may also cause fluid retention in some people, which can lead to leg swelling.
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Headband: This really depends on how tight the headband is. Anyway why would you want to put a headband on a new born - ?
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
20 years experience Pediatrics
Multivitamins: Multivitamins do not cause weight gain , or acne or abnormal hair growth , they are supplements to help since most of the time our diet is deficient ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Various: Genetic. Polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS], certain meds, especially hormones, tumors. An exam is required to determine the cause and therapy.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howlett
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hair loss: Yes it is possible that stress can cause hair loss but it is important to also rule out medical causes. See your primary care doctor to rule out the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably not.: Contrary to what you read online, side effects from rogaine (minoxidil) are rare. There are many common causes of palpitations. You need to see your f ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Testosterone: No testosterone levels are not inherited.
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