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is it true exess body hair is from to much testosterone

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly: Excess body hair can be due to high levels of testosterone, dhea, androstendione, genetic (many south asians/middle eastern and mediterrean descent) c ... Read More
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Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
15 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: It is one cause that should be evaluated, but ethnicity and genetics play a big part as well. See your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Testostrone, yes: Androgen hormones like testosterone can cause abnormal male pattern hair growth if the female percentage rises above 2-3% of the total hormone levels. ... Read More
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Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Testosterone: Women can can increased hair growth in normally male areas if they take testosterone. Estrogen has no effect on hair growth.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hair vs Testosterone: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotest ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
In men, no: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will have a growth of body hair determined by his genetics. Men taking extra testosterone for bodybuilding ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Generally yes but also, genetics plays a huge role.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
What makes a man?: I appreciate your question. It may be hard to get advice in this shortened form. But, yes, there is a full range of men's health testing that can be ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Kinda, sorta: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotest ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
None.: You are giving your total testosterone level, not as good as free. However, this is above average. Facial and body hair are not only deterrmined by t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Not sure of your Q: We know that giving someone excess testosterone can increase body & facial hair. If we give just enough testosterone to someone w/hypogonadism (low t) ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht), which is androgenic - makes you more masculine. Dht is what stimulates male pattern body hai ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Jacoby
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hirsutism: Excess hair growth is often due to increased testosterone not estrogen. . This can be related to polycystic ovaries or a genetic predisposition. There ... Read More

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