Testing & Diagnosis for Excessive Hair Growth (Hirsutism) in Children

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How does a doctor know that my daughter has hirsutism?

Your daughter should have a blood test to detect possibly elevated androgen levels and diagnose a hormonal condition that could be causing the hair growth.

A CT scan, MRI or pelvic ultrasound may be used to catch tumors on the adrenal glands or ovaries.

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