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Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

Information about Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

We Have to Know about the Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Excessive unwanted male-pattern hair growth in women

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • The growth of hair is at the abnormal site with the excess amount

Causes of Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Multiple cysts in the ovaries
  • Some medicines, particularly corticosteroids
  • Hormonal diseases like Cushing’s syndrome

Do’s and Don’ts of Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Seek the doctor if it causes disturbance to the lifestyle

Signs & Symptoms of Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Face, chest and back or primarily affected
  • May be associated with:
  • Deepening voice
  • Balding
  • Acne
  • Increased muscle mass

Medical advice for Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Rapidly growing unwanted hair on upper lip, cheeks, chin, mid-chest, inner thighs or low back
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • If worsened by any medicines

Risk factors of Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Family history

Treatment for Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Medicines
  • Electrolysis
  • Laser therapy

Self-care for Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Few stray hairs can be plucked carefully
  • Regular shaving
  • Waxing
  • Chemical gels and lotions

Investigations for Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women

  • Lab tests
  • Ultrasound
  • CT abdomen and pelvis
Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women
Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women