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If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem (man)?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See answer: Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth over and above the normal for the age, sex and race of an individual, in contrast to hirsutism, which is excess hair growth in women. The cause of hypertrichosis is unknown. In a few select cases, it has been related to medication or systemic disease (see link) http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/professional/dermatologic_disorders/hair_disorders/hirsutism.Html.

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Denmark
A 25-year-old male asked:

If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
You could have : Polycystic ovarian syndrome where there usually is too much testosterone and also other hormone imbalances and irregular periods. Also higher rates of depression than in women without it. Seek care if it bothers you.

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Last updated Jul 26, 2017

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