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Doctor insights on: Altered Pattern Of Body Hair In Females

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I am 22 years old female I have worst body hair. I am facing this problem for 4 years. I didn't have this problem from my puberty. This depresses me.

I am 22 years old female I have worst body hair. I am facing this problem for 4 years. I didn't have this problem from my puberty. This depresses me.

Ask your: doctor for a referral to an endocrinologist, who can proceed with whatever workup and evaluation you need. Obesity and PCOS are common, but other potential causes also need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Body Hair (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does steroids increase body hair in lady?

Does steroids increase body hair in lady?

Depends: The answer depends upon the type of steroid used. For instance, corticosteroids like prednisone, used in asthma, etc, does not affect testosterone or body hair. However, anabolic & androgenic steroids like testosterone can cause hirsutism (excess body hair) in women if taken in excess. It can also cause male pattern baldness if converted into dihydrotestosterone. So docs must be very careful w/t. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil safe for female? is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?

Is minoxidil safe for female? is it true that  it increases  facial and body hair growth in female?

Lower strength: Minoxidil is safe in females but is used in the half strength of the male version of the Rogaine (minoxidil). However, hair growth in unwanted areas can still occur, even at the lower strength. You may have to stop application if unwanted hair growth occurs. ...Read more

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I've been doing resistance training I have started to grow excess body hair; should I change my diet or run less or?

I've been doing resistance training I have started to grow excess body hair; should I change my diet or run less or?

Shave it: I'm betting you've just recently become a man and this is your genetic program. Lots of guys love being hairy. By all means, continue your fitness activities and eating sensibly. You may also meet someone special who think your new hair is the greatest. Or you may choose to shave everything, like many bodybuilders. Just keep doing the fitness stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, like the beard area. Sounds like a paradox. ...Read more

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I'm 16 when will my voice change? I have body hair, longer penis, im building some muscle, But my voice is still high like a child! Why?!

I'm 16 when will my voice change? I have body hair, longer penis, im building some muscle, But my voice is still high like a child! Why?!

Soon: Having started puberty, a change in voice is not long in coming. Meanwhile, you may be able to coax out some deeper tones with singing or voice lessons; at the least you will learn to project your voice with authority. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am facing acne problems on back and body hair . I am female with DHT of 356 pg/ml. Is it due to this? How can I block it

Full workup: I'm glad you're taking Isotretinoin for your acne. If you have both truncal acne and abundant body hair as you describe, i'm less interested in individual lab numbers and more in the big picture of what may be going on to disrupt your hormonal milieu. A small ovarian or adrenal tumor is only one of several possibilities. ...Read more