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Can Lymohoma Cause Excessive Hair Growth
Could be PCOS ...: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is the #1 cause of unwanted hair. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular/no periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Adrenal gland problems can also cause xs hair. See an OB or rei / fertility md. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May i ask how isotretinoin causes excessive hair growth to the face and body? This happened to me following ingestion of one 20mg cap. Vellus hairs.
Isotretinoin & hair: Isotretinoin is not known for causing hair growth. Some people that take Isotretinoin may experience hair shedding, a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. That happens after a time of taking isotretinoin. One tablet of Isotretinoin does not provide enough concentration in the blood to cause symptoms. Please consult your dermatologist regarding new hair growth. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have excessive hair growth and is getting worse . I also have majority of my fat in my belly but regular periods.What could be causes of this?
Is laser hair removal safe? Does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? I have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.
Could be PCOS: The most common cause is polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos which affects about 8 to 10% of women. Simple blood tests and an ultrasound scan of the ovaries are needed to diagnose this condition and check for rarer causes of hair growth like adrenal gland problems. Birth control pills, anti-testosterone medications or vaniqa can reduce facial hair growth. See a rei specialist or ob/gyn for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: There can be several reasons for that. The thyroid hormone may be abnormal and can cause changes in hair patterns. More commonly, the absolute amounts of female hormones are much lower and therefore the relative amounts of male hormones are usually higher and may cause those changes. ...Read more
Find cause & treat: The most common cause of xs hair is polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, which affects 8-10% of women. We diagnose pcos with an ultrasound scan & blood tests, looking for adrenal gland problems or other causes. Treatments may involve: birth control pills to lower free testosterone in the blood, anti-androgen medications like spironolactone, vaniqa cream, electrolysis or laser hair removal. ...Read more
No: Whether you get a Becker's (only about 1 guy in 200 is so fortunate) and whether you're hairy over the rest of your body are independent. I hope you like whatever Mother Nature gave you. Richard Gere loves his Becker's, and most of your male friends are at least a little bit jealous if you're super-hairy. You can shave, but consider leaving the Becker's along; many folks will think it's way-cool ...Read more
I have excessive hair growth on my leg ? What can I do to slow or stop the leg hair growth ? Please tell me some natural ways to stop it ?
Good question: Remember, we all have hair all over our bodies. So pretty much all moles will have a hair follicle within them. Sometimes these hairs are a little coarser/thicker than the surrounding hairs. We don't really know why that happens but it is pretty common and does not mean anything bad. ...Read more
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