Do I have hirsutism?
Many hirsute women are wondering
Body hair drives hirsute women crazy
I am one of the hirsute women who are wondering if I suffer from the illness hirsutism or not.
I am not sure if I have it, but I'm really starting to think so. I have really white skin and dark body hair.
The problem is that the hair is really dark on my belly and back. I also have some hair on my buttocks. The hair on my arms, hands and legs is not that bad.
I remove the unwanted hair on my legs with wax. But only on my legs. I bleach the hair on my belly and back. That solves the problem only for a week or two.
It worries me because 2 or 3 years ago I didn't have this much body hair. It just got darker and started to grow more. I really hope it will stop here.
If it will keep getting darker and thicker I'm thinking about changing my sex. Not because I feel like a man or anything like that, but I'd rather be a man and enjoy my life than be a woman and living miserably because I can't have that hairless smooth skin everybody is so crazy about.
Body hair is not natural anymore. It is gross for everyone, but those ugly, nasty, huge, fake boobs are considered gorgeous. Plastic people are sexy now...
I'm trying not to get upset over such things. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I like natural people, because they are really beautiful.
I love people who just live and don't care about what others say is considered to be normal or right. But still sometimes it gets me into a bad mood and then I hate my body.
I'm pretty in winter because I can cover most of my body, maybe let my hands out or show a little cleavage. But in summer I have to work a little harder to wear some shorts or a tiny top.
That is another thing. I don't have a really, really hairy body, but sometimes I just get bored of waxing, shaving, threading, bleaching, trimming, etc. It drives me crazy!
Maybe I'll go for the hippie look! I love the nature. Then I'll be happy, free, lazy and ... hairy.
(I never really talked to anyone about this, it's too personal, but it feels good to share it with someone:) )Karina's answer:
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your very sensitive story here. I know for a fact there are lots of women out there who feel exactly like you do, but don't have your guts. BRAVO!
I think I can safely assume that you didn't really mean it when you said that you would like to change your sex. But I can understand it was said out of frustration.
Your photo shows you have a little bit of body hair on your stomach. I have no idea what your back looks like. But I can assure you that it really isn't bad.
Do yourself a favour and visit Female Patient
to read up about hirsutism. Medical practitioners use the Ferriman Gallway model to assess the severity of this illness.
The body areas they assess are: upper lip, chin and throat, breasts, stomach, pubic area, upper arms, legs, back and buttocks.
The severity of each body area is assessed on a scale from 1 to 4. One being the least severe and 4 the most.
You only mentioned that you have hair on your stomach, back and buttocks. It is quite common for all nine of the body areas to be affected in different degrees.
I want to suggest that you go to a medical doctor to be correctly assessed. If your hormones are a little haywire he will prescribe medication to correct it.
Remember, it is androgenic (male) hormones that are responsible for the male pattern hair growth on a female's body.
Once your hormones are sorted out you can consider to have the body hair removed by means of laser or electrolysis. But it is imperative that you must get your hormone levels corrected first.
I am honestly of the opinion that you should start to love your body again. You have your health - fully embrace that. Don't waste your precious energy and emotions on a little bit of hair!
You sound like a very sensitive young lady, but please don't let this get the better of you. If you don't love yourself, how can you expect anybody else to love you? You are special, because only one of you were created.
By the way, I totally agree with you about the boobs and plastic people!
I wish you all the luck in the world to sort out your problem. I invite you to please e-mail me through my contact me
page and let me know what your doctor said when you visited him.