Hirsutism

Women with dark and coarse body hair in places where only men have hair like face, chest, neck, and back is called hirsutism. The common causes of hirsutism are polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOD), Cushing's syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, androgen-secreting tumors, and some medications (Danazol and Fluoxetine).

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What do the symptoms like acne, hirsutism, weight gain and IBS indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extensive acne on the face, neck, back, upper arms, and abdomen. I also have hirsutism on the jawline, upper lip, chin and neck, weight gain on face, breasts, upper and lower abdomen and thighs, with IBS symptoms. All this started when I was about 16 years old. It has been gett...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, all the symptoms resemble PCOD (polycystic ovary syndrome) only, but you mentioned that you had ruled it by USG (ultrasound). Then other causes would be increased levels of hormones. I would like to suggest you to check your testosterone levels. Though it is a...  Read Full »

Are there Siddha medicines for PCOD and hirsutism?

Query: Hi doctor, I have symptoms of pcod. I have excess facial and body hair along with acne and irregular menstrual cycle. It takes two to three months between a cycle. When menstruation occurs, it will last for up to two weeks. Please suggest me some siddha medicine and diet to cure the pcod problem and...  Read Full »


Dr. Eagambaram Jaganathan

Siddha Medicine Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all you must take purgation for PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) and hirsutism after that you should start with medication. All siddha medications are not practically available. Some medicines are mixed in combination and are prepared by ourselves for bette...  Read Full »

Can irregular periods cause unwanted hair growth and acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing irregular periods, sometimes two times a month (latest before three months) and sometimes it will skip for two or three months. I also noticed that I suddenly have hair growing on my stomach and chest. Also, I do not have hair on my legs before but now I have a few h...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, now you are suffering from amenorrhea (absence of menstrual cycle), hirsutism (hair growth in women in the male pattern), acne (pimples-one type of acne on the back) and having no history of thyroid or hormo...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for PCOS with bad skin.

Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS. Then three years later, I started suffering with very bad skin. My skin was excessively oily and I always have spots and deep pores. Sometimes my skin has red blotches, but they are not raised and there are no heads. I seem to have controlled th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are already a diagnosed case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which is known to be associated with seborrhea, acne, hirsutism and alopecia called as SAHA syndrome. But, with your history it seems that you are having only acne, which is a good prognostic ...  Read Full »

Apart from Yasmin, what can I take to control PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, hypothyroidism and pituitary Cushing's disease. I am taking Yasmin, Glucophage 850 mg and T4 150 mg. As I have to take Metyrapone for Cushing's my doctor recommended stopping Yasmin. But if I stop it, I do not have period for months and I get acne all over my body. What can...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metyrapone (Metopirone) is an orphan medication that holds the FDA approval (Food and Drug Administration) for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and is occasionally used off-label for short-term treatment of Cushing’s syndrome prior to surgery. Metyrap...  Read Full »

Can high DHEA-S level in females cause facial hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My DHEA-S level is 482, which is quite high for a female. The test was done after more than 12 hours of fasting. Is it fine? The test was done as I have seven to eight thick facial hairs on my chin. About four years back, I visited a doctor for the same issue of facial hair. After c...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your testosterone and dihydrotestosterone levels are normal, then this level is not of much significance. So, please send me your testosterone and DHT levels. Revert back with the details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/derm...  Read Full »

Is PCOS the reason for not having periods, hirsutism and acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old virgin female. I got my period five years back and then again 40 days after that and no periods after that. My prolactin was 30.8 and insulin was 10 (within range). My TSH was also normal when I got it tested. Also, I had PCOS. Ultrasound and everything are normal. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your prolactin is normal and also it is a good sign that TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is normal. What I did not get from your query though, was whether you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) or it has been ruled out. Because all yo...  Read Full »

Please suggest ayurvedic treatment for permanent hair removal.

Query: Hello doctor, I have got unwanted hair all over my body. I have tried laser treatment on my face. After like 14 treatments, the intensity though has reduced, but it is not as expected. There is only a 50 % reduction. What should I do? Should I continue getting laser treatments or is there another a...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. The condition in which excessive hair grows all over the body is called hirsutism. It is usually a harmless condition but often makes a person feel embarrassed and unconfident sometimes. There might be many causes behind this condition like t...  Read Full »

Which OCP is better for long-term use in PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, Which OCP is better for long term use in PCOS? Krimson 35 or Crisanta 21, as my endocrinologist prescribed Krimson 35 with Glyciphage 500 twice a day for six months and my gynecologist prescribed Crisanta 21 with Glyciphage 500 twice for two years. I was very confused and started Krim...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both Krimson 35 and Crisanta 21 are used in PCOS for long term regime. Please check if you are taking the pills at the same time or missing them? Any vomiting, diarrhea, fever in the last few days? As per various studies, Krimson has shown better control over hirsutism ...  Read Full »

Why am I not losing weight in spite of exercise and diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I could not lose weight no matter what I do. I have acne on my chin and cheeks, increased facial hair and my hips, thighs and stomach will not lean out both with exercise and diet. I was told to take Nature-Thyroid for low T3, but felt like my throat swollen up when I take it. It would ma...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing a good history. First of all I want you to take a deep breath and relax. If you could please answer these questions it would be very helpful. Have you been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)? Is this the reason for hormones? ...  Read Full »

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