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I am a 37 yesr old female who has hair growing on my chin and underneath. It started in my mid 20's & is getting worse now; 3-6 hairs every few days.?

I am a 37 yesr old female who has hair growing on my chin and underneath. It started in my mid 20's & is getting worse now; 3-6 hairs every few days.?

Hairy women: Increased hair growth is called hirsuitism. N it is a reaction of certain hair follicle to more circulating androgens in your body either from the ovaries, testosterone. Or from the adrenal glands dhea-s. Or both androstenedione. The most common cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. There are many other serious causes, best to see your physician who can work your condition up. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I have hair growing on my chin, and I use twister to pluck is it right to do so and what do I need to stop hair growth. Thanks?

Hi doctors I have hair growing on my chin, and I use twister to pluck is it right to do so and what do I need to stop hair growth. Thanks?

Several options: You can have electrolysis, laser hair removal, or use a cream called vaniqa to stop unwanted hair growth. ...Read more

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I am a female, but I have excess hair growing on my chin, on my neck and around my nipples. Anything to stop that? Please help its Embarassing

I am a female, but I have excess hair growing on my chin, on my neck and around my nipples. Anything to stop that? Please help its Embarassing

Hirsutism: Do you also have acne break outs and may be over weight? If you are not genetically prone to hirsutism, you may have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and should have your doctor perform blood hormone levels and abdominal ultrasound to confirm diagnosis. If confirmed, you will start on antiandrogen treatment, if not, you can seek permanent LASER Hair Reduction. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old female and I have recently found hair growing on my chin, stomach and chest. Why could that be?

I am a 16 year old female and I have recently found hair growing on my chin, stomach and chest. Why could that be?

See below: This can be caused by many things. First, are you overweight or obese? If so or you eat a lot of meat (esp red meat), your body is making more steroid hormones than it needs to, particularly testosterone (women need this too) - that will cause excess hair on the face and chest. Second, are your periods regular - if not, see your gynecologist for an evaluation. Third, it may be partly genetic. ...Read more

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I'm female and I seem to be growing a beard. I have thick dark hairs growing on my chin and down my neck. What can I do?

I'm female and I seem to be growing a beard. I have thick dark hairs growing on my chin and down my neck. What can I do?

Hirsutism: You should see your GP to be evaluated for endocrine problems. Ovarian or adrenal dysfunction can cause hair growth you describe, or it could be normal. If no problem is found you can consider having the hair removed by cosmetic means. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does head hair all grow at the same rate?

Does head hair all grow at the same rate?

Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more

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What causes hair on th head to grow faster and thicker?

What causes hair on th head to grow faster and thicker?

Rogaine, (minoxidil) Propecia: The only two hair growth products currently on the market with real clinical data to support their use are rogaine (minoxidil) (topical) and Propecia (oral). They work by different mechanisms, so I have my patients use both. Rogaine (minoxidil) is otc, Propecia requires a prescription. The downside is that insurance seldom pays for either one; but Propecia is about to go generic, which should lower the price. ...Read more

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Should I shave my head tp make my hair grow out fuller?

Should I shave my head tp make my hair grow out fuller?

SHAVE HEAD GROW HAIR: Shaving your head will not help to make your hair grow out fuller. If that were true, almost everyone in the world would be shaving his and her hair! Every hour. . ...Read more

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I pluck out my own hair on chin. Will it grow back thicker?

I pluck out my own hair on chin. Will it grow back thicker?

No: Repeated plucking will eventually thin hair. If it bothers you and hairs are dark laser is long term to permanent option. ...Read more

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I have already lost hair in front of my head. Is there any medicine to grow them back? Thanks.

I have already lost hair in front of my head. Is there any medicine to grow them back? Thanks.

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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I have shaven my head, is there anything I can do which will make my hair grow smooth and silky? I had thick and friz hair before

Conditioner: Conditioner and avoidance of damage, i.e. Excessive sun, heat thru hair dryer, over treating your hair will all help. There are also some shampoos specifically designed to reduce frizz such as acai ant-frizz shampoo. ...Read more

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Hi how to grow beared I have only hair on my chin?

Hi how to grow beared I have only hair on my chin?

It's called a goatee: If you only have hair on your chin, you can grow a goatee and that is as simple as that! No magic pill I know of unless you are still in your teens and have not completed puberty! ...Read more

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I have a cut on head. Will hair grow back?

I have a cut on head. Will hair grow back?

Probably: Superficial cuts on the scalp should not damage any of the hair follicles which would cause the hair to stop growing. If the cut is deep to the second layer of skin (dermis), it is possible that the hair follicle is damaged and will not generate hair growth. ...Read more

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Does head hair grow back differently if you shave it off?

Does head hair grow back differently if you shave it off?

No: Your hair follicles don't care how short you cut your hair :) as long as you don't shave your hair so close that the tips of the remaining hair shafts curl into the skin surface, causing razor bumps, you won't notice any changes in how your hair grows back. ...Read more

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How can I get my hair thicker and to grow more on my head?

How can I get my hair thicker and to grow more on my head?

See Dermatologist: It could be hereditary. But, there could be underlying cause. So, first > you should see a dermatologist --- he/she will examine you and get blood tests. Then he/she will advise you. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive hair to grow on chin and neck of a woman?

What can cause excessive hair to grow on chin and neck of a woman?

Pcos: It means that she has high testosterone state in her body. One of the most common causes of that is polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is associated with irregular periods. There are multiple treatment options for it. The specialists that deal with it are the gynecologist and sometimes the dermatologist. ...Read more

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