Unwanted Hair

Excessive hair growth in unwanted parts of the body can be due to hormonal imbalances. In women, it is termed hirsutism. Conditions causing unwanted hair are polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorders, adrenal hyperplasia, certain medications, etc. Diet changes, weight management, correction of hormonal imbalances, and medical conditions can help. Hair removal with razors, lasers, hair removal creams, etc., can help temporarily.

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Why do I have unwanted hair growth around my navel, and on my chest, and face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old unmarried woman. My height is 5 feet, and my weight is 48 kg. For the past 15 days, I have had dark hair growth around my navel, chest, and face. My doctor has suggested me to wax it. I am very slim and also have a lot of hair fall. I am feeling very inferior due to...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. The excessive hair growth over the chest and other parts can be due to hirsutism or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), in which a hormonal imbalance in the body leads to excessive hair growth. I suggest you to ge...  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 »

Is darkness in the neck and armpit indicative of insulin resistance in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is going to be 8-year-old in two months. I doubt that she has Insulin resistance. Her height and weight are more. She has darkness at her neck, armpits, etc. She is getting a lot of hair on her body. What can I do about that? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any hormonal imbalance or fluctuations? Does she have stress, anxiety, worries, or phobia? Is she on any drug therapy? Is she good at her studies? Is she mentally stable? Is there any family history of diabetes? Please answer the above questions so that I can ...  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 »

How to prevent unwanted hair growth in women?

Query: Hello doctor, I have excessive hair growth and unable to remove the hair as it causes ingrown hair. I do not PCOS, and my hormone levels are normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your test reports, and they are up to mark (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Can you please tell me when you have this hair growth? Did you use any supplements? Do you get your periods regularly? Please answer. The other reason for ...  Read Full »

Can laser remove unwanted hair from all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24 year old male. I have hairs all over my body. I need a natural way to permanently remove them at least from my back, arms, neck and shoulders. Will laser help?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two different procedures that can be done; one is called as electrolysis and the second is laser-based hair removal. The electrolysis involves treatment of each and every hair roots and could be painful. The hair loss is usually permanent with the first sessi...  Read Full »

I used to pull the hairs grown on my neck, and my skin is horrible to look. How to clear my skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I started growing hair on my neck when I was about 12, and since then I have pulled the hairs out with my finger, dug the skin with my nails to get the hairs out of the bumps, used razors and also tweezers. Now my skin looks horrible is scarred up pretty mad. I am embarrassed at how m...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a case of pseudofolliculitis barbae, although a term reserved for male beard condition, you got it because of tampering and ill hair removing practices. Treatment includes manual correction of ingrown hair (visit your dermatologist) under magnification. Your...  Read Full »

My thigh and arm has more hair than other parts of body. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 23 years old. My thigh and arm have more hair than other parts of the body since I am 15. I want to get rid of it, so please suggest me treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a widespread problem among boys. The issue of more hair is not uncommon since accepting it or not we are a hairy race. Causes include mainly genetic (80 %), race. Did you also start to plucking the area as many boys do? This could mean that you put your hair fo...  Read Full »

What are the causes of unwanted hair growth on the upper lips and chin?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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