Testosterone for facial hair

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Avatar m tn Puberty has been progressing smoothly in all areas except facial hair. I have body hair (except chest hair hah) so it seems facial hair is the only lacking aspect of pubertal development. The only place that hair is noticeable is on my upper lip, and even there it is weak. my other problem is that it seems during this growth spurt that my head did not grow with my body. I have a disproportionally small head for my body.
Avatar f tn can facial hair be cause by this if not what causes it ...my blood work showed high...tesrterone free but tersterone was 35...
Avatar f tn I had facial hair when I was not fat; when I did permanent hair removal, I was not fat yet it didn't work; Met is not for testosterone treatment; and if she thinks I have no PCOS, why would Met make a difference for me in this sense? My weight did not significantly decrease between the 2 tests. I was 219 lbs last year and 215 lbs this year at the test. I'm only 5'3" so that's still obese.
Avatar m tn So I tried doing a bit of research about facial hair and what i found was that usually, the level of testosterone in your body is not the issue, it's how sensitive your hair follicles are to responding to the hormone. So why is it that my facial hair grows extremely slow while hair on other parts of my body grow much faster? For example, my pubic and chest hair grows quite fast. Is this because certain follicles are more sensitive to testosterone than others?
Avatar n tn Not sure what the cause of the facial hair is as ovarian cysts do not themselves cause facial hair unless they are the type that secretes testosterone (very rare). If you have polycystic ovary syndrome than an imbalance of hormones can lead to increased facial hair. If that is the case the best solution is birth control pills to balance out your hormones. If you have a testosterone secreting ovarian tumor than this needs to be removed surgically.
Avatar f tn Might be a good idea to get your hormone levels tested. High testosterone can cause women to get facial hair. Yes, women have testosterone too! There are other causes too, possibly PCOS, Cushing's Disease. You would be best to treat the cause rather than trying to hide the problem. Cheers!
Avatar f tn PCOS.
Avatar f tn s, and this past year I have started to grow hair where it should NOT be, facial like a man and my stomach, is there any help for this problem? And what makes this happen ?
401095 tn?1351391770 I am also very interested in how the testosterone shots go. I have thought about them for myself. it is not unusual for women to be low in testosterone. it occurs natuarlly in women too but is counter balanced by estrogen. maybe i need some of that? lol, i don't think so. i have noticed that adrenalin is great for fighting pain(as are other naturally occurring chemicals)and have often thought about getting my levels of all these chemicals checked. maybe i should. Nick.
1676653 tn?1391039945 Keep up with the wax for the upper lip and use tweezers for your few wild hairs under your chin.
Avatar n tn I have some issues with my facial hair growth. I have dense hair growth on the sides of the face and neck, however the mustache is sparse. I don't think it is genetically inherited in my case. My father and all the brothers are having thick beard and thick mustache. I have read about Minoxidil, etc, I believe they are not effective for mustache growth. I have not tried using any testosterone gels in my life.
Avatar m tn I am a 23year old female and last week I was told by my OBGYN that I have VERY high testosterone for a female. My level was 246 and normal for a female should be 4-45. Should I be worried?? I got referred to a Endocrinologist.
590177 tn?1288425854 One cannot live without cortisol, however DHEA is not necessary. DHEA converts to estrogen and testosterone. If you are getting more facial hair, increasing DHEA may not be ideal as it may increase your testosterone. HC is kinda a weird thing - too much and too little makes for fatigue. Time of day taking it can be a huge factor as well. It cycles in a normal person. If you are taking what you have at the wrong time, you can be throwing your body off.
Avatar f tn I take metformin (1800mg) and yes it has helped with weight loss...but of course it works better with a low carb & sugar diet (less s/e). As with the facial hair, I haven't noticed a change yet... I've only been taking it for a few months (also took it for 3-4 months in 2007 to help conceive my ds) so maybe you need to take it for awhile before you notice a change?
Avatar f tn lol. sorry. saw something in another similar post where a lady saying she doesn't have from facial hair, so I assume that would play a part, I don't know, probably too much testosterone.
11294269 tn?1422402907 Oh yes. I'm having a boy and hair just keeps popping up where ever it wants. I use little bit of hair removal cream (approved by doc) when its in noticeable areas.
Avatar n tn Things like body type are more determined by genetics than anything else. Did you go through puberty? Do you have pubic hair and facial hair at all?
Avatar f tn Just tell me that can a mild hypothyroidism become the reason of excessive,black,long,thick body parts hair and excessive,little long than normal,black facial including chin,neck hair growth?? What is the whole panel to diagnose the excessive hair growth problem??
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 f tn from the past 1 yr i have been experiencing alot of hair growth all over my body.i have facial hair and the hair on and under my chin(area just above neck) can get as long as 1 inch.they grow back really quickly,and they're very think too.they're hair as long as 1 inch on my abdomen too.i dont seem to loose weight i'm overweight.my appetite is quite low.i'm always tired from the past few months dont even have energy to exercise.
955035 tn?1246539172 "I experience night sweats, constant hip and low back pain, foot pain also the lack of focus" I have these too...how rude...sorry for you to feel like that, but if you get anywhere with it...let me know...My hips and lower back are the worst. I don't have the facial hair thing...Hope I don't, but I am losing hair like crazy. I'm afraid I'll look like my dad before long...
Avatar m tn I m male and 29 years old. My facial hair is very less, and is not as rough as others of the same or below age. I do have a small line of chest hair, but is almost unnoticeable. Other than the above problems, everything is normal and I am really satisfied. I was wondering whether this is a problem with hormones, and if it is, should I check my hormone levels and get treatment? Or, is it that some people are born that way? I have seen men with less chest hair, but what about less facial hair?
Avatar m tn However i do not seem to grow any facial hair and have very minimal/no pubic hair over my body. I have little on my private parts and under arm... but absolutely no public hair on my face or legs. I wanted to know if there are any tests to determine my problems and to fix them. Just for a record, my dad and other close family that i know of have very good pubic hair.
Avatar f tn i also want to add i have no thinning of the hair on my head, no skin tags or any other visual symptoms of the disorder except the body hair problem...
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 My body is so out of whack since I became hypo it is not funny. I have facial hair that I never had problems with before and while yes I am a woman I think undertreatment could be causing yours also. You may want to look into how you are being treated and maybe add T3 or go to a dessicated like Nature Throid and see if it helps the problem.