6 doctors weighed in:
Could excessive hair growth be a sign of polycystic ovary syndrome?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Unwanted and excessive hair growth in a female could be caused by other problems as well.
Pcos is a diagnosis of exclusion once other disorders are eliminated as possible causes. Please see your doctor.

In brief: Possibly
Unwanted and excessive hair growth in a female could be caused by other problems as well.
Pcos is a diagnosis of exclusion once other disorders are eliminated as possible causes. Please see your doctor.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Thank
Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
One of the criteria for diagnosing polycystic ovarian syndrome (pco) is the presence of either high levels of male sex hormones, or symptoms, including abnormal hair growth on the face and/or body to suggest that there is too much male sex hormone present for that person.
The excess hair growth can be on the face or body or both. It may or may not go away with treatment for the pco.

In brief: Yes
One of the criteria for diagnosing polycystic ovarian syndrome (pco) is the presence of either high levels of male sex hormones, or symptoms, including abnormal hair growth on the face and/or body to suggest that there is too much male sex hormone present for that person.
The excess hair growth can be on the face or body or both. It may or may not go away with treatment for the pco.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
Thank
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
Yes, if hair is excessive and in a male pattern of distribution, you may have inappropriately elevated androgens such as testosterone.
High testosterone level in association with ovarian cysts or irregular menses constitute pcos, a diagnosis for the most part based on exclusion of other causes of high testosterone in post menarchal women.

In brief: Yes
Yes, if hair is excessive and in a male pattern of distribution, you may have inappropriately elevated androgens such as testosterone.
High testosterone level in association with ovarian cysts or irregular menses constitute pcos, a diagnosis for the most part based on exclusion of other causes of high testosterone in post menarchal women.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors