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what causes woman to grow facial hair

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Androgens: Facial hair in women means they are producing more male hormones and it is direct result of that.Over production of testosterone or adrenal hormones ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Marks
12 years experience Family Medicine
Many things...: Often it is hormonal related. For instance, overweight women store estrogen in their fat cells. This is converted to testosterone and can cause excess ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
53 years experience Pediatrics
Not effective: homeopathic treatment, not proven to work, should not make facial hair grow unless putting it on face as well as scalp
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Genetics: Facial hair growth is one of the secondary sexual characteristics males encounter when they mature, as is breast development in women. It is largely a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Genetics: Facial hair is a genetically programmed trait. So - pick your parents carefully!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hirsutism: Causes of hirsutism in a female could include use of some medications, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Cogenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome e ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Myth: NO: but sterilize your tweezers to prevent a bacterial infection: boiling water, cool down and wipe with alcohol.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Although biotin deficiency is considered to be a cause of hair loss.But there is no evidence that biotin will get women to get facial hair or make the ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It won't, just a myth

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