Hirsutism: Symptom and Causes


  • Excess hair on your: upper lip, lower jaw (chin), neck, chest, tummy, anal and genital area, front of your thighs
  • Oily skin
  • Acne
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Receding hair line around the front of your hair
  • Enlarged clitoris (the small soft bump in front of the entrance to the vagina)
  • Voice changes, such as a deeper voice
  • Decrease in breast size
  • Irregular menstrual cycles


Hirsutism can be caused by an increased level of androgens, the male hormones, or an oversensitivity of hair follicles to androgens. The main conditions associated with excessive androgens are polycystic ovaries and less often, congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

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