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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can excessive body hair growth be controlled with medication?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes.: To drugs com to mind: Finasteride 2.5-5mg daily, and spironolactone 25-50mg/day. Neither have been approved for this use, but they have been shown to be effective in published reports. Patients who are Insulin resistant, etc. Pre-diabetics, frequently have increased "free" testosterone. Glucophage (metformin) may help this subset of patients, who often have pcos.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Am I getting excessive body hair growth or normal puberty?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Need an exam: The question can only be answered by being examined in a doctor's office, if you want to follow up. Most 42 year olds aren't going through puberty though, right? Or did your age show up wrong?
A 40-year-old member asked:

What should I do to stop my body hair growth?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your options: If you have hair someplace that you are sure you don't want it, electrolysis is your best option. Especially if you're a man, you may want to wait until you're married and find out what she prefers. Best wishes.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can cause body hair growth?

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Dr. TED FEDER
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 40 years experience
Hormone imbalance: Hormones such as testosterone can stimulate hair growth.

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