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A 18-year-old female asked:

is it normal for a female to have 5-10 coarse dark hairs around navel/1 or 2 on chin/a couple lighter brown ones on the breasts? (around nipple)

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Could be PCOS: Hair growth on your face or stomach in women (hirsutism) is often a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) which affects 8-10%. We diagnose pcos with an ultrasound scan & blood tests, looking for adrenal gland problems or other causes of hirsutism. Pcos may lead to a higher chance of getting diabetes. See a reproductive endocrinologist if hair growth continues or if your periods are irregular.

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Last updated Nov 11, 2017

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