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will an ovarian cyst causeexcessive hair growth as a symptom?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
Possibly: Some cysts can increase the production of testosterone, the male hormone that causes hair growth.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does anyone with an ovarian cyst have excessive hair growth?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes, some at risk: Ovarian cysts are very common and can cause pain, or no symptoms at all.However, a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) can cause many serious problems.Women with pcos usually have irregular periods, infertility and abnormal hair growth.Unusual hair growth in a woman should be evaluated.

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