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What causes excess female hair growth?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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