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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What causes facial hair to grow in women?

What causes facial hair to grow in women?

Androgens: Facial hair in women means they are producing more male hormones and it is direct result of that.Over production of testosterone or adrenal hormones it is called hisutism most common causes are 1polysystic ovarian syndrome 2adrenal tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Why do men have facial hair, and women don't? What causes this?

Genetics: Facial hair growth is one of the secondary sexual characteristics males encounter when they mature, as is breast development in women. It is largely a result of the specific biologic differences between men and women. For men, the facial hair is sensitive to the effects of increased testosterone which makes it grow and thicken. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Jean Calhoun
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What causes facial hair on women?

What causes facial hair on women?

Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc. ? Endocrine w/u. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What can cause women to have a beard/facial hair?

What can cause women to have a beard/facial hair?

Hirsutism: Causes of hirsutism in a female could include use of some medications, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Cogenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Does sweet almond oil cause an increase in facial hair for women??

Does sweet almond oil cause an increase in facial hair for women??

Unknown.: There is no good clinical evidence on its use as an oral medicine. It is used in multiple skin care products and appears to be safe. See the references & article in the "Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version:" here: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-59-sweet%20almond.aspx?activeingredientid=59&activeingredientname=sweet%20almond ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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What causes facial hair in women? I'm 21 & hair is growing on chin & jaw area. I'm devastated. :( i had 1 chin hair at 18 now recently I have a lot.

What causes facial hair in women? I'm 21 & hair is growing on chin & jaw area. I'm devastated. :(  i had 1 chin hair at 18 now recently I have a lot.

Facial hair: This often is a hormonal imbalance and you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment is usually very helpful, so do not wait. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Will rogaine for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Fine hair: Fine hair may still result in dirt getting caught around follicles which can be nidus for start of localized acne infection... Or even folliculitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

Masculinization: Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor and voice these concerns so it can be diagnosed and corrected. ...Read more

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