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Excessive hair growth (hirsutism)


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Hirsutism is linked to changes in hormones. The most common cause is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Treatment for hirsutism usually involves a combination of hair removal and medicines to control hormone levels.

Hirsutism is where women have thick, dark hair on their face, neck, chest, tummy, lower back, buttocks or thighs.

Page last reviewed: 15/03/2022
Next review due: 15/03/2025