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What is the definition or description of: excessive body hair?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Excessive body hair: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Excessive body hair is when noticeable body hair is found in areas that it would not normally be expected. Hirsutism.

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What is the definition or description of: body hair?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Body hair: Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a cephalosporins to ciudad direction.
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What can I do for excessive body hair?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on the cause: You need workup with blood work to check hormones and other blood, to make sure you do not have anything strange causing the excessive hair, there are many various txments including laser hair removal.

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