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Female Hirsutism

Caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Female hirsutism must be treated by medical therapy to decrease androgen activity in the follicle that was caused by diseases of androgen excess or by taking exogenous medications.

What is female hirsutism?
When women grow excessive terminal hair on body areas where most men have hair, but women normally don’t.

What causes this?
It is caused by male hormones, also known as androgens or testosterone.

Why does it happen?
It happens when a woman has a hormonal imbalance.

When does this happen?
During puberty, pregnancy and menopause.

Actually any time during a woman’s life when there may be an increase in androgens.

Where does the hair grow?