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what are the causes of a woman to have facial hair?

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Dr. Jaime Marks
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Many things...: Often it is hormonal related. For instance, overweight women store estrogen in their fat cells. This is converted to testosterone and can cause excessive hair growth. Thyroid disorders, sugar problems, menopausal hormone changes can lead to hair growth as well. Best way to be sure as to what causes it in you is to see your doctor for further evaluation.

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What's the reason that women get facial hair?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Hormonal imbalance: Imbalance of sex hormones, especially increase in testosterone can induce facial hair growth in women.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What increases growth of facial hair in women?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Testosterone: Excess facial hair in women is defined by the presence of coarse, dark hair on the lip, chin, chest and sideburn area. It is the result of higher levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone, a precursor to testosterone. Some levels of testosterone are normal in women, responsible for thick beautiful hair and eyelash growth. Estrogen and testosterone act together to provide normal hormonal balance.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

Female severe facial hair?

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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Hirsuitism: Time frame of growth, ethnicity, and overall health need to be considered.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

Do you know if saw pamento help with female facial hair?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Not used for this: Saw palmetto is typically used to manage symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. It also has reported uses for inflammation of the prostate and for male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia).
A 18-year-old female asked:

What is wrong when a female has problem with facial hair and is it treatable and how ?

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Hairitusism: This s a condition where your body makes too much testosterone any secondary male features arise. Can be a sign of polycystic ovarian disease as well. There are medications to treat this. See your physician for options.

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