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A 16-year-old female asked:

I am a 16 year old female and i have recently found hair growing on my chin, stomach and chest. why could that be?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See below: This can be caused by many things. First, are you overweight or obese? If so or you eat a lot of meat (esp red meat), your body is making more steroid hormones than it needs to, particularly testosterone (women need this too) - that will cause excess hair on the face and chest. Second, are your periods regular - if not, see your gynecologist for an evaluation. Third, it may be partly genetic.
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