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A 47-year-old member asked:

What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
Most likely PCOS: There are a few conditions that can cause unwanted hair growth in women (hirsuitism). Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is the most common, affecting 8-10% of women. Hair growth in the midline of the body (face, chin, lower stomach, back) can be due to pcos. Weight gain can make pcos symptoms worse. We diagnose pcos with blood tests and a sonogram, and treatments can reduce the hair growth.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What causes excessive hair growth ? And how we can stop it ?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Several causes: In your age group several potential causes for excessive hair growth are 1st- genetics (not much to do about that one in this part of the 21st century), 2nd- hormonal irregularities (see endocrinologist), 3rd could be medication. Some drugs such as Dilantin can cause unwanted hair growth in normally UN-hairy individuals. If cause is not identified then, electrolysis or laser are good txs.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Do women usually have stomach hair, specifically a happy trail, and do they wax it?
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