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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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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. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 reduct...  Read Full »

I have a lot of facial hair. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old female. I have PCOD. My doctor prescribed me Fertiplus tablets containing Myo-inositol and D-chiro inositol. But, I cannot afford it. Please suggest me a low-cost treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The easiest and cheapest way for you to get healthy is by lifestyle modification such as diet and exercise. Try losing weight. You need to lose 20 kg. Weight loss itself will improve the symptoms of PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). Take Calcium tablet like Shelcal-...  Read Full »

Please advise on the best way to increase my facial hair growth.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I have very thin and few facial hairs. Earlier, I was somewhat overweight, but I have lost weight. I think my testosterone level is low. I am feeling very disturbed among my friends due to the lack of facial hair. Please help me. After reading on the internet, I f...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern Do not worry, and please be informed that there are many causes for these symptoms. Therefore, treatments are also varied accordingly. There is not a single treatment option that fits all. It could be due ...  Read Full »

Which medicine is effective in removing my unwanted facial hair?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old girl. I have unwanted hair on my upper lips and chin. My breast size is also small. Is there any medicine which will help in getting rid of these problems?  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have hair anywhere else say tummy, back, thighs, around the nipples? Do you have a lot of acne also along with your excess hair growth? Is there any family history of similar problems? Are your menstrual cycles normal? Are there any irregularities? Di...  Read Full »

I am a female with excessive facial hair. Please advise some home remedies to reduce hair growth.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, and I have an issue with excessive hair growth on my face. I used the razor to shave my facial hair three months back. I am currently using an Eflornithine Hydrochloride cream. Please suggest me some home remedies for the reduction of excessive hair growth.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Your search for all your healthcare needs ends here at I understand your concern and will definitely help you regarding the issue. Firstly, I suggest you do not use a razor on the face, as the hair will grow more dense and thick. If you feel the need, you can also have your fa...  Read Full »

What is the reason for a sudden increase in my facial hair?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 16-year-old female, who started having periods when I was 10. This year though, I had an early, irregular period two months ago. After the regular one ended I had another one which lasted for two days, ended, then started again, for two other days. I consulted a physician who di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi Welcome to I have gone through your blood test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to be having some hormonal imbalance. And in young girls it is common. So if you have completed the course of Vitamin D stop it and stop other medicines too. I would li...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with PCOS and have irregular periods, increased weight, acne, and excess facial hair. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with PCOS. I have irregular periods, increased weight, acne, and excess facial hair. What can I do to reduce my weight?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me give you basic facts about PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). This is a congenital condition, I mean it is a genetically programmed condition, you get it from your parents. When you suddenly put on weight, this cholesterol is conver...  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 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 »

I did not get my period for the last three months. Please help.

Query: Hello, I am a 32-year-old woman and I did not get my period for the last three months. I am not pregnant too. There is too much acne developing over my face and too much hair growth in my chin area. I have put on weight too. Are these symptoms due to any hormonal disorders? Can these symptoms be co...  Read Full »

Dr. Nitesh Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, I can understand your concern. According to your medical history, you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a medical condition in which the woman's ovaries produce immature or partially mature eggs in large numbers and over time these become cysts in o...  Read Full »

I have excess body hair in my stomach, chest, chin, and upper lip. Should I consult the doctor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with excess body hair, which has gradually worsened over the last few years. My hair extends up to my stomach and chest. In addition, I have thick dark hairs on my chin and upper lip. The hair growth seems to have increased in the last few years. My periods ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern.Your symptoms are due to polycystic ovarian syndrome, which causes hirsutism (facial hair ), excess body hair, irregular periods (mainly amenorrhea), and acne. The other causes include medication induced (like corticosteroids). Please provid...  Read Full »

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