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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I have been suffering from PCOS for the past 15 years and have thick facial hair, an ovarian cyst, and bleed a lot during sex. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 27 years old and have had a history of PCOS since I was 12 years old. The cyst in my ovaries dissolved long back but now after one year, the size has increased to 10cc and 13cc. Also, I have heavy and thick facial and I bleed a lot during intercourse but it does not pain or bleedin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. These days PCOS is very common, especially in the young population. Irregular periods, scanty menses, acne, excessive weight gain, and hirsutism these things are commonly seen in PCOS. Weight and PCOS are correlat...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing vaginal sporting, hair on the upper and lower lips, and weight gain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a virgin, 29 years old, and I have vaginal spotting. I have hair on the upper and lower lips, on the face, and lower abdomen. I gain weight abnormally and I have acne on my face and chest. I sometimes miss my monthly periods, what can I do in treatment and prevention?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. All your signs and symptoms are of polycystic ovaries and you need to have a healthy lifestyle and food habits. Do daily exercise, yoga, and walking. Try to have a normal BMI (body mass index) and weight. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and...  Read Full »

My small penis creates an inferiority complex when using public toilets. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old male. I am married and have a child. But, my penis is small. It is 2 inches in the normal stage and 4.2 inches during erection. I do not have any sexual issue. I have a good erection and my wife is getting an orgasm. But, the issue is I cannot use the public toile...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that you have an absolutely normal size of the penis and there is nothing to be ashamed about the size. The normal size of penis ranges between 3 to 5 inches while erect and 2 to ...  Read Full »

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 »

I have been suffering from PCOS, abdominal pain, acne, irregular or heavy periods, and hair growth on my face. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from polycystic ovaries, I get pain in the lower abdomen on the sides when I palpate it, and my lower stomach is swollen. I have irregular and heavy periods, hair growth on my face, and acne. I have consulted a specialist. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have polycystic ovaries and symptoms as well. I suggest you to follow a few things mentioned below. Have a healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water with less salt, sugar, oil, and spi...  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. Srivastava, Sumit

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 reduct...  Read Full »

I have high testosterone levels and thick black facial hair all over my face. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have high testosterone levels. Because of this, I have thick black facial hair all over my face. I have had this problem since my adolescence, and it has been getting worse. I want to remove my facial hair. What should I do?Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your problem is called hirsutism. Hirsutism is a condition in women that results in excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern (face, chest, and back). With hirsutism, extra hair growth often arises f...  Read Full »

I have hirsutism, obesity, and androgenetic alopecia. Will my facial hair reduce with treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female 172 cm in height and 130 kg in weight. I suffer from severe hirsutism, obesity, and badly progressed androgenetic alopecia. My concern is with treatment and weight loss my facial hair will minimize, or I have to deal with it for the rest of my life with hair r...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you done any tests, or was any diagnosis made for you? From your history, it seems you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), a treatable disease with proper medication and lifestyle modification. Diagnostic Criteria for PCOS are clinical hyperandrogenism, bio...  Read Full »

What is the best method for facial hair removal?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know which is the best method to remove facial hair. I have gone for laser hair removal, and it was effective. However, as it is expensive, I am looking for cheaper ways. Is halava suitable for the face? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Lasers (Diode, IPL) make the hair thinner and lighter. It is the most effective and permanent method of hair reduction. Waxing is not recommended for the face. The other options include threading and shaving. Hormones and genes determin...  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 icliniq.com. 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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