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Is excess body hair common in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: The hormone Progesterone is very high in pregnancy and has male hormone side effects including hair growth.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Unwanted Hair: Pregnant women may develop unwanted hair on the upper lip, cheeks, chin, legs and arms. You may even experience new hair growth on the belly, breasts or back. In addition, hair appears thicker and fuller when pregnant. This condition usually starts in the first trimester and is only temporary. Hair growth should lessen and return to its usual growth cycle about six months after giving birth.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I manage excess body hair in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Hair remover: It it due to the high levels of Progesterone which acts like a male hormone. It can cause hair growth.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What causes excess body hair?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Hair: Usually genetic and racial properties but in some cases in women, an endocrine problem.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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