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A 25-year-old male asked:

In my late puberty i was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Side effects: Yes, testosterone can cause excessive hair growth. I would advise you to see your pcp for additional recommendations regarding this issue. Take care.
Dr. Audrey Rogers
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doubtful: Usually body hair amounts are inherited. Having testosterone years ago would not have caused excessive body hair.

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Last updated Mar 25, 2014

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