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A 28-year-old female asked:

What treatments are there for hirutism when i am not overweight, infertile, have acne, or high blood pressure? just excessive terminal hair. and it is as if got worse after both of my pregnancies. both boys. i am 28

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Requires actual eval: Hair growth & thickness are heavily influenced by genetics & hormones. Increasing hirsuteness suggests you are making more testosterone than you need. (both genders make testosterone) Whether or not you have other related symptoms does not rule this out. An evaluation by your doc/obgyn or endocrinologist may sort it out. You may just have hairy genes.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Hursuitism: What you describe is a genetic predisposition, and can be treated with a course of oral contraceptives (if no contraindications exist), and if not successful, with anti-androgens like flutamide or spironolactone. There is a combined contraceptive called co-cyprindiol, which also contains anti-estrogens. Electrolysis is also used, but is painful, and hair reoccurs.

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Last updated Sep 23, 2018

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