The excessive growth of facial and/or body hair in women. It is usually characterized by the growth of coarse terminal hairs on androgen-dependent areas of the body such as the chin, chest, abdomen, and anterior thighs. Principal causes include abnormal regulation of androgen production by the pituitary gland, elevated androgen production by the adrenal glands or ovaries related to the presence of tumors or cysts.
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Contains pathophysiology, clinical features, investigations, differential diagnosis, and treatments. From eMedicine.
Hirsutism (Excess Hair)
An explanation of this disorder, the causes, when to see your doctor, how to get rid of excess hair, and medications.
NHS Choices: Hirsutism
Provides information on this condition where a woman has excessive hair growth. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
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