Facial Hair

Unwanted and thick hair that grows in a woman's body, including the face, is called hirsutism. Most of us have facial hair, but it is too fine and light in color. But in hirsutism, facial hair is thick and can grow in the chin, cheeks, and forehead. The common causes include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Cushing's disease, adrenal cancer, Minoxidil use, and taking anabolic steroids.

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My daughter has excessive facial hair and scalp hair thinning. Is this due to PCOD and increased AMH levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, aged 27 years, started getting excessive facial hair and scalp hair thinning when she was around 16 years old. The doctor diagnosed her condition as PCOD, and she took medicine for a few months, but she did not get cured. She took homeopathic treatment afterward and got he...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your daughter may still have polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). She has clinical hyperandrogenism (hair loss and facial hair). Her periods are regular - maybe because she is t...  Read Full »

Is Cushing's syndrome the cause for hair on my face, hands, and legs?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19 year old female. I have hair on my face, hands, and legs. I have regular periods. My weight is 50 kg, and I am 153 cm tall. Is this Cushing's syndrome?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Excess unwanted hair at unusual sites requires investigation for any underlying hormonal abnormality even if the cycles are regular. It is routine to go for a few blood tests to look for any underlying hormonal abnormality. Laser hair reduction is a...  Read Full »

Does any supplement treat a patchy beard?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have problems with my beard. My beard grows in patches, only in certain parts of my face. The remaining areas are clear without any facial hair. It makes me look awkward. Does any supplement encourage hair growth and solve my problem. Is that possible doctor?  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Beard and mustache are said to be secondary sexual characters. Some people may not get the full area of beard distribution at a young age. The area and thickness of facial hair increases as you grow. Repeated shaving also increases the possibility of hair growth and...  Read Full »

What is the reason for going bald at a young age and not having much hair in my beard?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old male, height 5 feet and 5 inches and weight 66 kg. I first started experiencing hair fall a year ago, and after taking homeopathy treatment, there was a good improvement in a couple of months. I did not have any hair fall for eight to nine months. But, from the last ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hair fall you are experiencing might be androgenetic alopecia, and this is a genetic condition. This happens if your father or other family members are bald. Usually, the genetic baldness starts from the age of 20 to 25 and gradually progresses. A fall of up to 1...  Read Full »

When should you worry about an ovarian cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I have small cysts in my ovaries. Is this a serious problem? Can you tell me in detail about it? I have attached my sonography report for your consideration.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The presence of multiple cysts in the ovaries is a common disorder and present in almost 8 to 10 % of the women. It is not a serious problem but can present with infertil...  Read Full »

Why do I have dark hair growing around my nipples, abdomen, and belly button?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I am concerned about the hair growing around my nipples. I have hair growth on the abdomen and dark hair growth around the belly button. I also have a few stray hairs growing on the neck and chest. I keep on plucking it to avoid having it. I have hair growth on...  Read Full »


Dr. Pandey Saurabh Hridaynarayan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hairs on the body of females occur in relation to many disorders. In 2 to 4% of cases, it occurs normally and it does not occur in relation to anything. Mostly, it is caused due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). As your periods are normal without having pain during...  Read Full »

Does the intake of Isotretinoin result in increased facial hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female of 25 years old. My weight is 58 kg and height is 5'3". I am suffering from acne problem for the past 5 years. I tried many antibiotics. Now, I am on Isotretinoin for more than a month and it has really cleared my acne. But, my facial hair has increased. Will it become worse i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Isotretinoin has no effect on facial hair. An increase in the facial hair can be attributed to either hormonal abnormality or topical steroid abuse. Isotretinoin must be continued in tapering doses for at least six months. You need to go for a hormonal evaluation...  Read Full »

Is acne, hair fall, facial hair, and back pain symptoms of PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who weighs about 95 kg. I want to ask you my doubt regarding PCOS. Symptoms like acne, hair fall, facial and breast hairs, sometimes clots in periods, though my periods are regular and with pains. At times I have severe lower back pain before periods and feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out. Let me provide you some information regarding the symptoms related to PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Not all symptoms occur in all women with PCOS. Some women may experience only one or two of these symptoms. Irregular or absent periods me...  Read Full »

Does Isotretinoin increase facial hair growth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 5'3" and weight 58 kg. I have started to use Isotretinoin 20 mg per day. I have been taking it for the past seven days. But, my facial hair has grown more all over my face. They are not dark, but noticeable. What to do? Should I continue the medici...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growth of facial hair is not a side effect of Isotretinoin. It could be due to factors such as racial, hormonal and irregular menses. You can continue Isotretinoin till your acne clears and then reduce it to a maintenance dose of 10 mg twice weekly or as needed. However,...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for symptoms like no period, hairfall, weight gain and facial hair growth?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not get my periods for the last one year. Now I got a lot of hair fall, increase in body weight, more hair growth in the face. I have thyroid and when checked before three months it was three times high than the normal. Now I am not able to go to any hospital. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know your age, height, weight, and medications you are on for thyroid. Review with your reports.  Read Full »

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