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Will taking birth control reduce excessive hair growth?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Often

It depends on the underlying cause of the excessive hair growth.
If its due to too much male hormone being released from the ovaries or adrenal glands, then the pill will often help. If it's "genetic", as in some cultures, then it may or may not help.

In brief: Often

It depends on the underlying cause of the excessive hair growth.
If its due to too much male hormone being released from the ovaries or adrenal glands, then the pill will often help. If it's "genetic", as in some cultures, then it may or may not help.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Dr. Scott Roseff
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Dr. Amr Azim
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This effect will not be clear before 6 to 9 months though which is the length of the hair cycle.

In brief: Yes

This effect will not be clear before 6 to 9 months though which is the length of the hair cycle.
Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Excessive hair

Hirsutism can be caused by excessive androgen release from glands like the adrenal or ovary.
In poly cystic ovary syndrome these androgens can be bound up by estrogen and not stimulate the hair follicle.

In brief: Excessive hair

Hirsutism can be caused by excessive androgen release from glands like the adrenal or ovary.
In poly cystic ovary syndrome these androgens can be bound up by estrogen and not stimulate the hair follicle.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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