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22 Apr 2006

Hair in all the wrong places
Hi, i would like to know what causes facial and body hair to grow in parts of a woman that it should not. ie chest,lower stomach,and chin?
Please help me understand why and what can be done to prevent the hair from growing.
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01 Jan 0001

hi

Hirsitism (excessive hair growth and in wrong places) can be caused by hormones that are not balanced (typically testosterone) and Cushing's syndrome. Cushing's syndrome is where your adrenal glands are affected. A blood test can determine what is cauing your excessive hair. To test for your complete hormone profile : estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (free and sex hormone binding globulin), and your cortisol levels (fasting).

This will give you an indication. Best to consult a practitioner as this could be a symptom of a underlying cause.

Regards

Dr Debbie


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