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What causes excessive hair growth ? And how we can stop it ?

What causes excessive hair growth  ? And how  we can stop it ?

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 more

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What causes excessive hair growth in anorexic people?

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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What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

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

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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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What could cause excessive hair growth on my chin and back as a female under 30-years-old?

What could cause excessive hair growth on my chin and back as a female under 30-years-old?

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

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I have pcos, but normal testosterone levels. If these levels are normal, what could cause abnormal hair growth on my body?

I have pcos, but normal testosterone levels.  If these levels are normal, what could cause abnormal hair growth on my body?

Other androgens: We see normal total testosterone levels in some who have elevation in free testosterone. Also, other hormones which are weaker androgens can be involved, like dheas. Pcos is a diagnosis of exclusion; other causes of hyperandrogenism have to be excluded, like non-classical cah. ...Read more

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What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

Increased blood flow: Injury healing usually causes an increase in blood flow to the injured area. This can lead to swelling in the area, as well as in the ankle, wrist, hand or foot beyond the area of injury. Increased blood flow can make the area fell warmer to the touch than the other side, and hair growth may speed up temporarily, too. ...Read more