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Doctor insights on: Pcos Excessive Hair Growth

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Hair growth problem?

Hair growth problem?

See Derm: A dermatologist can provide you with some remedies for increasing your hair growth, or decreasing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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

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

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) 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 (minoxidil) 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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Excessive hair fall?

Excessive hair fall?

Evaluation: See your dermatologist for evaluation of cause, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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What is excessive hairiness or male-pattern hair growth in females?

What is excessive hairiness or male-pattern hair growth in females?

Too much T?: It can be familial, but you need to have a look at total and free testosterone, and dhea levels. It also depends on age. More an issue in women who have gone though menopause. There are meds and non-med options to treat this. ...Read more

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Can Biotin make unwanted excess body hair growth worse?

Can Biotin make unwanted excess body hair growth worse?

Yes...: Yes biotin is very effective for hair and nail growth. It will promote hair growth everywhere. ...Read more

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How to control excessive hair growth?

How to control excessive hair growth?

Depends: On where it is - face? See an endocrinologist to determine the cause first. Treatment will follow from the reason you have too much hair. ...Read more

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What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

Androgens : In adolescent boys and men, testosterone is the driving force behind facial hair growth. In women and adolescent girls this may also be true in cases of pcos or cah, for example, but elevations in other androgens will contribute as well. ...Read more

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Does hormone affect facial hair growth etc?

Does hormone affect facial hair growth etc?

Yes: Yes it does. If you are female this can be treated by your dermatologist and endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does masturbation cause excessive hair growht?

Does masturbation cause excessive hair growht?

Masturbation: No. Masturbation, which all men you know do or have done, has no negative health consequences to it. ...Read more

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Can protein deficiency cause excessive hair growth?

Can protein deficiency cause excessive hair growth?

Usually the opposite: Low protein intake is often the cause of hair loss. However, the quality of the protein and overall nutritional health can impact greatly the ability to grow hair. Excessive hair growth is usually not the result of vitamin or nutritional deficits. ...Read more

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What causes excess female hair growth?

What causes excess female hair growth?

Excessive hair: Women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). If your body makes too much of this hormone, you may have unwanted hair growth.In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing. ...Read more

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Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thyroid level is corrected, however. ...Read more

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What causes excessive hair growth in anorexic people?

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What causes excessive hair growth in anorexic people?

Anorexia: Excessive hair called lanugo hair is result of poor nutrition and hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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How do you treat excessive hairiness or male-pattern hair growth in females?

How do you treat excessive hairiness or male-pattern hair growth in females?

Hirsutism: Hirsutism in women requires hormonal level tests and genetic history to determine the exact cause. Once the cause is determined then the best possible treatment can be chosen. ...Read more