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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My 15-year-old daughter has hair on her breast, and it decreases her self-esteem. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 15-year-old daughter has been coming to me with complaints about her breast having hair on them. Not the areola but the actual breast itself. I know she is still too young to worry about this, but it has decreased her self-esteem. She also told me they had clogged pores on the breast t...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter is in the developmental phase of age and could have hormonal imbalances, ovulatory, anovulatory, regular and irregular cycles. Sex hormones have a specific cycle to produce hormones, so their paths and patterns are now under development. All phases can giv...  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 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

I have excess hair on the body and need to remove it. Will laser treatment help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female and have excessive hair on my body. They are still growing. Please suggest to me how to get rid of it. Is Laser treatment safe or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Excessive hair from the body can only be removed by laser technique. In case of conditions like hirsutism, where body hair grows in unwanted areas, especially for females, they may use creams like Eflornithine twice daily. Even though that is true, creams are sometimes ...  Read Full »

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 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 Madhav

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 »

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