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is hirsutism dangerous

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not by itself: Hirsuitism is not dangerous, but you may want to ask your doctor why. For example, a hormonal or thyroid problem may need treatment. Pcos (polycysti ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Reed
40 years experience Dermatology
Occasionally: If it represents an underlying neoplasm of the ovaries or adrenal glands.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
36 years experience Dermatology
Hirsuitism: Excessive hair in a woman usually indicates a hormonal imabalance. The question is what is producing the excessive hormones and that should be worked ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Hirsuitism: Most times just annoying or embarrasing but occasionally it indicates an underlying ovarian or adrenal problem.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Very rarely: The #1 cause of excess hair growth in women is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) which affects 8-10%. We diagnose pcos with an ultrasound scan & bloo ... Read More
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends on the cause: If the hirsutism is caused by an adrenal mass, then it's more dangerous. If it's caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome, then it will impact your life ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
NO cure: Unfortunately there is no cure for your complaints. There may be some help with laser but you will need to talk to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Wait until you are n: Wait until you are not pregnant. See a dermatologist. There are various treatments to be determined by an experienced skin specialist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Hirsutism: Excessive hair growth in women. It is usually due to hyper androgen ism -- excessive male type hormones.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Too Much Hair: Hirsutism is a condition in which a person has too much body hair. Normal hair amounts vary considerably from one person to another, so the best peopl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
21 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: There are several ways to treat hirsutism. It would be best for you to see a reproductive endocrinologist. They are the ones that can treat it prop ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Demetrios Herodotou
Specializes in Endocrinology
Find cause and treat: Hirsutism, excess body hair in women, is a common but treatable condition. A lot of times it runs in families and is characterized as familial or ther ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Underlying cause: The first line is to treat the underlying cause: polycystic ovarian syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia are 2 common disorders that include hi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
It kind of depends.: It depends on the cause of and severity of hirsutism. For women with mild hirsutism due to pcos, a new product was just launched that helps. It's al ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Hirsutism: Some techniques are laser hair removal, waxing, shaving. Some medications are oral contraceptives, aldactone, (spironolactone) finasteride, metformin. ... Read More

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