Estrogen and facial hair

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Avatar n tn Aside from the normal areas facial hair and the not so obvious peach fuzz tend to grow. My face has begun growing very obvious hair underneath my eyes beginning about a quarter inch below the lower eyelids which continues down and fills the width of my cheeks. These hairs are long enough to easily grab with tweezers and gives my face a blotchy 5 o-clock shadow. At this point I can not hide this with make up, and am too afraid to epilate.
Avatar f tn I did not have a period for 2 years and I got a lot of facial hair. I finally went to an endocronologist and found out that I had a tumor on my ovary. It was causing my hormone levels to be wrong. I had way too much testosterone in my system. I had my ovary removed and I have had a regular period since. That was 10 years ago. I was 17. I still have the facial hair. I was told that once the hair folical is activated, it does not go away. I would have to get laser hair removal done.
Avatar m tn Might this settle down and go away after longer usage of this pill? If I stop the pill, will the facial hair go away or will it stay at this level for the rest of my life.
Avatar n tn Is this causing excess facial hair (I am a woman) and ingrown hairs, and what can I do about it either way? I have had these sores on my face for over a year (they keep reoccuring) and it has impacted my self-esteem. In addition, my 5 yr old daughter draws pictures of me with red "owies" all over my face. These are very painful and embarrassing! I have very fair skin (redhead) and these sores are starting to scar! PLEASE HELP!
Avatar f tn i am experiencing facial and arm redness and heat,lasting a few seconds. i was recently treated for hep c with peg and copeg. My hepatologist doesnt want me on hormones and my gyn doc doesnt know what i can do. i have been clear of hep c virus for 1 yr. 3 mths {off treatment} do you have any suggestions. stage 3 liver cirrhosis, all labs returned to normal except for slightly low plat. ct 130.000.
Avatar f tn Does estrogen rise or fall during periods, does it rise or fall when you don't have a period? Also, I have been having quite a bit of facial hair, which is very annoying, does that have anything to do with estrogen and what might can be done about it? Also, my tubes are tied. Haven't had any bloodwork done in about 9 years since my last child was born. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women PREGNANCY Q & A & more! Q: Should I have a baby after 35? A: No, 35 children is enough. . Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move? A: With any luck, right after he finishes college. Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex? A: Childbirth. Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational. A: So what's your question?
Avatar n tn I am a 28 year old middle eastern female and I too cant keep up with my facial hair and body hair. My nipples are scarred because ive been plucking hairs around and now the hair is ingrown so I feel so unattracitve because of all the scars and I feel like no man wants me.. Its not that bad but it is to me if that makes any sense.. I shave my legs andt the hair grows so fast and so rough the next morning they are so spikey. I cant keep up with the maintenance.
Avatar n tn Most thyroid folks feel best at the higher end of the normal range. Low thyroid can cause hair loss. Facial hair is a whole different beast. It is not related to thyroid but to your heredity and your androgen levels ie: testosterone, DHEA, Estrogen, progesterone. It can be a marker for PCOS.too. Has any of this been tested or discussed with you? Once I got my own hormones straightened out, I had laser hair removal which worked well.
Avatar n tn Now I only rarely get a regular migraine with aura and instead get the strange facial migraine that makes everything painful and sensitive, from the top of my scalp on one side, the cheek, the gums, and down my neck. I take NSAIDs when required. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I am 61 years old and have had problems with red, itchy and burning facial skin around my eyes and mouth going on 20 years. Recently the burning, itchy and red areas on my face has become much worse. I am now also experiencing intense itching in my ears. I thought I had a sensitivity to nuts and chocolate so I eliminated them from my diet, but this didn't help. I also have tried eliminating high fat dairy products like ice cream and sour cream, but no improvement.
Avatar n tn Hello i am 20 years old and i too suffer from pcos and have excessive facial hair. I tried laser hair removal but saw no result. Maybe you will have better luck!
Avatar f tn It is now also used to treat inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), the most common cause of hair loss, as well as for other causes of hair loss. How Well It Works Minoxidil slows hair loss and grows new hair. In men, the 5% solution appears to be more effective than the 2% solution, but it costs more and may have more side effects.1 Some people who take minoxidil only grow hair that is thin and wispy or similar to peach fuzz.
Avatar n tn As for hysterectomy and influence on hormones...I have no idea. Perhaps it's the influence on your facial hair. If not, I would think a look into Testosterone & Dhea-s (or perhaps Testosterone alone would suffice.) P.C.O.S. can cause hirsutism (and a number of women who suffer hypothyroidism, also have PCOS). As can adrenal problems. I would ask your doctor to take a look into your hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone...), if only to put your mind at ease.
Avatar m tn One test that did come back irregular was a hormone test. My blood levels of Testosterone and Estrogen were in normal limits, but then I decided to do a full hormonal 24hr urine panel. The Urine results showed my Testosterone levels were very low for someone my age. And one doctor recommended going on Testosterone Replacement Thereapy.
Avatar n tn Mine was on the vulvar on the left side and on the pubic hair area along the left side. I had it for over 2 yrs. I went to a Gyno. and he looked through this microscope divice and found small white sores so he did a biopsy and he said I had Eczema. He prescribed a cream that I have to use twice a day for a month and I have to take one Zyrtec a day. The cream is called Clobetasol 0.05% its generic for Temovate 0.05%. I've been using it for a week now and it really really works.
135456 tn?1301441224 I am wondering if hormone levels play a part; maybe estrogen (men and women have both estrogen and testosterone). At 9 mos post my hair is growing back in but I in the last few weeks I notice the shower drain is filling back up again with lost hair. May need to check and see if its the short hair like meakea says.
Avatar n tn Started Spironolactone for mild acne and facial hair last Feb and noticed some new hair growth on my scalp as well as slight reduction in the few dark hairs on my chin. Because of the spiro I was told I had to go back on the pill. I went on Yaz in April, hated it and got off it in May. Was off pill for a month and then went back on trisprintec in June. Got off trisprintec in Sept because I panicked over the hair loss and thought that was to blame.
Avatar f tn I have never had any problems with oily skin or oily hair ever. I wash my hair daily and condition. I have not changed my daily regimen in 2 years One thing I have tried was applied Shower to Shower powder to my hair before going to bed and washed out in the morning (not the sexiest looking thing at night but it helps). It drastically reduced the oil, but came back 2 days later. The only thing I worry about is clogging the glands that are producing the oil, so I don't do it daily...
Avatar m tn I do not want to deal with this for another year of trial and error. I have researched PCOS. I don't have any excessive facial hair, however I did have an ovarian cyst burst about 9 weeks before my show in October. Hopefully someone has some sort of direction with which to point me or alternative lens for which to dissect this problem as it is as alarming as it is frustrating! Thank you!
Avatar n tn Whilst talking to a very good friend lately, I mentioned the unwanted visitor, the hair, and she mentioned that maybe, JUST maybe I may have follicles on my ovaries (? WHAT in the world are those???) and that is why I am having a very hard time conceiving, could she be right? Could follicles actually cause new facial hair growth, or would that be a result of hormones, or are those related somehow? I don't want a beard, that would make my unsupportive b/f jealous, as he can't grow one. HELP!!!!
Avatar n tn I am underweight for my age and height but have lots of problems with facial hair (way to much for a girl!) and excess body hair in general and extremely oily skin. I know that there is definitely an underlying problem with this acne and facial hair and feel that hormones must be in play. I am on birth control, but even when I was off of it I have very regular periods so I don't think that I have PCOS. I am wondering if the hypothyroidism has anything to do with it? Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn Iv'e been on birth control for years without having many problems, but for the past year and a half, I've too been losing hair. I was on Aleese, started losing hair and I seemed to start getting a little extra facial "fuzz" which was just freakin wonderful considering I now have to Nair my face! Then, I switched to Ortho tri Cyclen in hopes that my problems would end. Well they haven't, and I have no idea what to do. Im 23, feel fine, I exercise, and Im in great health.
955035 tn?1246542772 I have had issues with facial hair since my early 20’s and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to manage. PRESCRIPTIONS: Levothyroxine – 125 mcg Lexapro – 225 mg Fenofibrate – 160mg Vitamin D – 1.25 mg (1X week) Any thoughts? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I have very long, dark and thick hair on my face (upper lip, neck, cheeks, and allover my face) on my arms and legs is just so horribly thick that even when I wax the hair just breaks off before the follicle...which leaves huge fat pepperspots. My stomach has long hair and the lower you go down my waist the more it looks like a mans body. My buttocks and my private areas are very dark and have long and thick hair allover. My back,shoulders, chest and breasts also have very thick dark hair.
Avatar n tn That causes your body to produce male hormones which can result in facial and body hair. It also causes obesity and infertility. I'm not a doctor, just someone who has multiple health problems and has had to research, study and learn. Also, I've read that being premenopausal can bring about extra hair because of declining estrogen levels.
Avatar f tn Thank you Annie, at one point in my peri pause I was taking low dose estrogen and progesterone and my cholesterol and tyglycerides shot way up so the doctor immediately took me off. However if I may say, while I was on it, it did make my face look more youthful and the lines softened and I was really pleased what it did for my face? I noticed on the other post that they talk mostly about loose skin on the arms, what about loose skin or lines on the face?
Avatar f tn He finally wrote me a letter back two weeks later to say that he was puzzled because everything came back normal, but to continue the doxy to see if it helps the acne, even though it wouldn't fix the overgrowth of facial/body hair and irregular periods. I wasn't thrilled with this "see if it helps" resolution of his because I felt like he was just trying to make the symptoms better instead of finding what was causing it, but he's been my PC doc since birth so I listened to him.
Avatar f tn increase or decrease Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea Sudden bouts of bloat Depression (see note) Exacerbation of existing conditions Increase in allergies Weight gain (see note) Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance Changes in body odor Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head (see note) Tingling in the extremities (see note) Gum problems, increased b
Avatar n tn Have been taking arimidex for 50 days. Am beginning to get a lot of facial hair (hair all over face) long enough to hold between fingers. Is the arimidex causing this?