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What are the symptoms of hirsutism?
If the hirsutism is caused by excessive levels of the male hormone testosterone, your daughter may experience:
If the hirsutism is caused by Cushing's syndrome, you daughter may show:
What causes hirsutism?
Many women with hirsutism don't have a hormonal imbalance or they have hair that is more sensitive to small amounts of hormones. About half of women with excessive hair growth do have an underlying hormonal condition that makes hair grow thicker and faster. Some medications can stimulate excessive hair growth as well.
Causes of hirsutism may include:
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