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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
4.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doubtful: Usually body hair amounts are inherited. Having testosterone years ago would not have caused excessive body hair.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 25, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.