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A 41-year-old female asked:

What could cause a female to have very thinning hair on head, but increase hair on neck/chin? thyroid is fine, periods normal. what type of dr to see?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Virilization: Hi. That could be part of a process called virilization, which can also include voice deepening, clitoral enlargement, and...amenorrhea. The fact you're having normal periods would argue against virilization, however. Processes of the ovaries or adrenals are usually involved. You're not being treated with prednisone, are you? How quickly have these changes come on? See your gyn or endocrinology.
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