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Excessive body hair or Hirsutism

Patient: Hi i was just wondering if there was any medication i could go on to help control the amount of body hair i have. I am a 16yr old female and i have noticable hair above my lip, my chin, side burns, stomach, back, breasts and arms. The hair isn’t that thick but is dark and makes me feel self conscious. I also have fairly irregular periods they usually come between every 19-24 days.

 

 

Doctor: The presence of excessive hair may be due to increased amounts of androgen in the body or due to increased sensitivity o f the body to normal amounts of androgen. Changes in these hormone levels may also be responsible for irregular periods. You may consult a doctor and take the test for measurement of the androgen levels in your body. Treatment of the cause may help control the excessive growth of hair.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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