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Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more


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Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, i took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, i noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, i took chantix for about 4-6 weeks.  4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, i noticed a bald spot in my facial hair.  Then another.  Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Chantix and Alopecia: Not proven, but her are some interesting data that hint at it. Could Chantix cause hair loss? - ehealthme could Chantix cause hair loss? We studied 60, 675 Chantix users from fda. Among them, 184 have hair loss. See who they are, when they have it and more www.Ehealthme.Com/ds/chantix/hair+loss. ...Read more

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I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?

I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?

Hirsutism: Excess facial hair in women is considered hirsutism. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hirsutism/ds00858 for more info. Hirsutism may be genetic/familial (check out your mom, sisters & aunts). Or it could be due to excess testosterone & dihydrotestosterone (ask your doc to check via blood tests). Sometimes, medications can upset hormone balance. But rogaine (minoxidil) shouldn't cause thi. ...Read more

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Why does my facial hair grow with patches of baldness?

Why does my facial hair grow with patches of baldness?

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a condition that causes round patches of hair loss, and can lead to total hair loss. Causes, incidence, and risk factors the cause of alopecia areata is unknown. About a fifth of people with this condition have a family history of alopecia. Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys hair follicles. ...Read more

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What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

Fungus: One can contract a skin fungal infection that will cause loss of skin color and occasionally hair. It is usually circular and grows slowly. It can be treated with oral medicines and lotions. ...Read more

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When I was younger I took Accutane now my facial hair has bald patches is this due to accutane?

When I was younger I took Accutane now my facial hair has bald patches is this due to accutane?

Bald from acne scars: As just stated in a separate response, i wonder if the scarring from acne, the indication for Accutane (to prevent new scarring acne lesions from occurring) caused the hair loss not the accutane. ...Read more

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5 months ago I discovered a 1/2"x 1/2" bald patch in my facial hair growth. It went away. 3 month ago I appeared in my r temple. Is this normal?

5 months ago I discovered a 1/2"x 1/2" bald patch in my facial hair growth. It went away. 3 month ago I appeared in my r  temple. Is this normal?

Maybe: A temporary bald patch which regrows on its own can be due to skin irritation, stress, a fungal infection on the skin, or many other things. If this new patch regrows and doesn't otherwise bother you (no itching, flaking, pain, other symptoms), it's fine to just watch and do nothing, but if you start having any other symptoms or if the patches get bigger or don't go away, check with dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had used minoxidil (for 3 months)for hair loss but have grown facial hair. My query is - will these facial hair will shed or they will remain?

I had used minoxidil (for 3 months)for hair loss but have grown facial hair. My query is - will these facial hair will shed or they will remain?

Minoxidil/facial hai: Ask long as you are taking the Minoxidil the facial hair will remain. This can be a problem with Minoxidil since it has whole body effects when it comes to hair growth. There is a topical Minoxidil (rogaine (minoxidil) for women) that is available over the counter that has more local effects on hair growth. ...Read more

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Started bc for hair loss it worked great and hair went back to normal. Dr added spironolactone for minor facial hair. A few months later I noticed increase in shedding. All labs are normal. Could this be from the spiro?

Started bc for hair loss it worked great and hair went back to normal. Dr added spironolactone for minor facial hair. A few months later I noticed increase in shedding. All labs are normal. Could this be from the spiro?

Yes, possible.: Spironolactone, while used mostly as a diuretic (to get rid of water and electrolytes) also has (anti-)hormonal properties. There will be more estrogen & less testosterone in ur body (even women have minute amts of testosterone, but u will have even less) on acct of Spironolactone. Talk to ur doctor about alternatives & go through the timing of all ur symptoms & meds. Good luck! Thank u for ur ??s ...Read more

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I am experiencing spider veins on my nose , facial hair & hair loss on scalp. These indicate what??

I am experiencing  spider veins on my nose , facial hair   & hair loss on scalp. These indicate what??

Hormonal imbalance: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Tired, insomnia, no energy, hair loss, some facial hair, trouble concentrating&memory. 33 yo female, no apneat3 2.8 T4 1.0, TSH 1.05. Thoughts?

Tired, insomnia, no energy, hair loss, some facial hair, trouble concentrating&memory. 33 yo female, no apneat3 2.8 T4 1.0, TSH 1.05. Thoughts?

Many possibilities: The description of how you feel and some physical attributes can overlap with many states of both hormonal as well as nutritional types of problems. Thyroid, adrenal glands, and testes/ovaries are just a few of the possible sites to consider when looking at this problem. A thorough history, physical, and laboratory analysis are in order. ...Read more

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T/ligation 9 mo ago w/csection. Now heavy periods, facial hair, hair loss, trouble w/ sex, chronic pain. Not used b/c pills in past. What's going on?

T/ligation 9 mo ago w/csection. Now heavy periods, facial hair, hair loss, trouble w/ sex, chronic pain. Not used b/c pills in past. What's going on?

Endocrine problem: Having a tubal ligation just blocks the connection between the ovaries and the uterus. This should not affect your periods. Many women have thicker hair during pregnancy and then lose some of it after the birth. It sounds like there is something else going on. Please see your ob/gyn to learn if you need referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

Suspended animation: The scalp and facial hair will remain, but new hair growth stimulation will be reduced. Acne tends to get better as the percentage of the male hormone causing the same is "overwhelmed by the large amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones circulating during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do you thicken facial hair?

Time and age.: As you get older it will thicken on its own. Genetics is also involved. There is no magic pill. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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