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Your Excessive Hair on Unexpected Parts of Body May Also be Known as:
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Top 6 Excessive Hair on Unexpected Parts of Body Causes

  1. 1.Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormone disorder characterized by irregular period, acne, and fertility issues.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, fatigue, pelvis pain, painful periods, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with polycystic ovary syndrome:
    oligo/amenorrhea or hyperandrogenism
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Your treatment will depend on why your have too much cortisol. If it is because you have been taking synthetic hormones, a lower dose may control your symptoms. If the cause is a tumor, surgery and other therapies may be needed, so a doctor's consultation in the near future is best.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    The adrenal glands make hormones in the body. If they are not working, it will affect a child's ability to grow and develop. This is, however, treatable.

    You should see your primary care physician (PCP) tomorrow for a sick visit.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irregular period, acne, excessive hair on unexpected parts of body, male pattern baldness, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Acromegaly

    Acromegaly is an uncommon condition where the body makes too much growth hormone, which is a hormone made by the pituitary gland that stimulates growth and repair of various body tissues. In most cases the excess hormone comes from a small non-cancerous growth in the pituitary gland.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Acromegaly is usually treated by surgical removal of the abnormal growth in the pituitary gland.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, joint pain, weight gain, vision changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

    Adrenocortical carcinoma is an aggressive cancer of the adrenal glands. The cancer has often invaded nearby tissues or metastasized to distant organs at the time of diagnosis, and the overall 5-year survival rate is only 20-35%.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Surgical excision is curative; however, a large percentage of patients are not surgical candidates.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, loss of appetite, weight gain, irritability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Adrenal Cortical Adenoma

    This is a benign non-cancerous growth (tumor) of the outside layer of the adrenal gland, called the adrenal cortex. An adenoma can secrete high levels of hormones cortisol, aldosterone, and estrogens or androgens. This can cause a variety of symptoms such as weight gain, easy bruising, and emotional changes (irritability, restlessness, depression).

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a specialist. This condition is treated with surgery and medication to control symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, side pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Excessive Hair on Unexpected Parts of Body

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Are you currently sexually active?
  • Q.When was your last menstrual period?

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Excessive Hair on Unexpected Parts of Body Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced excessive hair on unexpected parts of body have also experienced:

    • 7% Weight Gain
    • 7% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 5% Vaginal Bleeding
  • People who have experienced excessive hair on unexpected parts of body were most often matched with:

    • 36% Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    • 8% Cushing Syndrome
    • 4% Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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