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    Hirsutism is the condition which describes women whose hair is darker, thicker and coarser than the fine hair (vellous hair) that usually covers skin; more closely resembling head-hair (terminal hair). Read more →

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    No, seriously, just tell your mother! It will be fine, trust me. And your mum doesn't necessarily have to find out as I am the exact same age as you and have hirsutism. Just phone your doctor and go by yourself and they can explain to your mother. I'm sure your mother is supportive, and this is not your fault. Just talk to someone, doctors will prescribe you different pills which have significantly helped. And try waxing your hairs on your face and stuff, you may not have hirsutism, because i am overweight so i assumed this, but they will test you for it, and the professionals deal with it amazingly. Don't bottle things up, and tell somebody! Also, spearmint tea is known to reduce hair!

    sounds like an excess in your androgens. it's called hirsutism as you know and it can be cured by medications. check with your doctor honey. don't suffer any more

    I too have hirsutism and i met a endocrinologist reguarding it. He gave me thyroid tablets , diane-35 and another tablet to be taken. I have been taking this for nearly a month there are no visible decrease in the hair growth. Is my situation worsening or what else can i do regaurding this?





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    I am taking dianette for acne, if you read the 84 page booklet that comes with it, it explains that it takes a few months to start working. You should always read the booklet.

    honey you must wait atleast 6 months to see some results while taking diane-35 and continue to maybe one or two year. be patient and hopefull

    I have the same problem. Everybody says that the first thing you should do is go see a doctor. And they are right! It's very important that you have to accept that there is a problem and talk about it. The only problem is that were i live the doctors suck. They don't know anything. So i'm stuck. I hope that every one of you who has hirsutism keeps strong. Keep respecting yourself.

    I've got hirsutism and went to the doctor, it wasn't half as embarrassing as I thought it would be, I've been given cream to use but there is so much hair and not enough cream so i've been referred to a specialist. Hopefully something will be done soon. I cant take shaving my face anymore, I feel less and less like a girl each time. Its set me back so much but there are things that can be done. Go and see your GP its really not that bad!





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    people please stop shaving,this is only going to make your problem way worse and hair thicker and darker,when i first got only few hairs on tummy, i shaved it and now ten years down the line this area has tripled in size and way worse. Buy wax strips in pharmacy,cut these strips smaller than patch of hsir you need to do, after 24 48 after waxing, bleach any small hairs that might remain. STOP SHAVING NOW PLEASE and best of luck.

    I have Hirsutism and I'm to scared to tell anyone. I've known since I was 11 and I'm now 15 and there is no one I can tell. It's always way to embarrassing to tell my mum and I don't think I could tell my friends.it's horrible keeping a secret as big as this as it takes over my life and I have very low coincidence becuase of it. I don't shave or anything because I know it will make it worse, but this is actually killing me. It's horrible dont no what to do any more. I also know that I have polycystic ovaries because I have looked up the symptoms, but I don't know how to see a doctor becuase I don't want my mum to find out. I know no one can help but keeping it bottled up is torture!





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    No, seriously, just tell your mother! It will be fine, trust me. And your mum doesn't necessarily have to find out as I am the exact same age as you and have hirsutism. Just phone your doctor and go by yourself and they can explain to your mother. I'm sure your mother is supportive, and this is not your fault. Just talk to someone, doctors will prescribe you different pills which have significantly helped. And try waxing your hairs on your face and stuff, you may not have hirsutism, because i am overweight so i assumed this, but they will test you for it, and the professionals deal with it amazingly. Don't bottle things up, and tell somebody! Also, spearmint tea is known to reduce hair!

    Thanks, just knowing I'm not alone in all this has helped a lot! The doctor brought it up last time I went for my acne, but my mum just went oh no she hadn't got that. If they bring it up again I am going to admit it becuase I know that will be the best way forward, but I never have the courage to bring it up my self. But even getting a reply to this comment has made me feel better in myself, brought tears to my eyes:')

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    I have a teenage daughter who is suffering from this problem. On surfing the internet I found some natural remedies that may stop hair growth (hirsutism). Livestrong.com has some natural remedies that I am willing to try in order to help her. I am Mexican and I have taken natural remedies for many different illness and they work. I will be giving her black cohosh, saw Palmetto, and spearment tea as suggested on the web. Maybe this will help her.





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    Hello guys...please dont get upset.just find solution to get rid off them. I learned about SPEARMINT TEA that helps for Hirsutism by reducing male harmones testostorane. U can also approach hair removal treatment with side by side SPEARMINT TEA. Take care & dont worry coz if God had fallen us in any problem, definately he will provide us the solution too :)





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    Hi, I'm 28 years old and have PCOS. I have the symptoms (hirsutism, overweight, acne and greasy skin)but not the cysts - apparently this is quite common. PCOS is nothing to worry about as the cysts are harmless and as long as your periods are regular, it shouldn't affect conception (obviously, you don't have that problem :))The main problem with this condition is how the symptoms affect self confidence, and the fact that not a lot can be done about it other than hormone treatment and creams :(

    hi darling! i totaly understand how u feel cuz i have the same situation here and it makes me depressed too. i guess u have heared about hirsutism. wether it's caused by pcos or it's idiopathic, the doctors will give u a medication that blocks androgen activitie and therefore reduces hairs diameter, number, and speed of growth. most popular ones are spironolactone, flutamid and finasteride. most effective is flutamid which can reduce ur F_G score by 40% after six months of continious usage. but be sure to check with ur doctor before taking any of these drugs. in some cases it's dangerous.

    Hi I'm 17 yrs old (girl), when I was young I started puberty at a very young age as I got older its just got worse recently I've noticed excessive hair on my face,neck (a lot) my upper thighs have very dark thick hairs,belly button and hands. I'm currently employed and not only does this leave me with low self esteem and no confidence but I have so many things I want to do and don't won't to be dammed on because of hair I do think I have hirsutism. My ethnic background is white and black Caribbean I would really appreciate is you could help me to see what treatments doctors offer as my profession is very long hours and sometimes I don't have time to do all the shaving and waxing thank you.





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    Hi I have a bad case of hirsutism and I feel it controls my life as I have stopped going out with my friends and attending social events. I shop online and rarely leave the house. I have been on quite a few forums and a lot of people have talked highly of laser hair removal. My question is I am thinking of going to a clinic called the London Premier Laser Clinic that do laser hair removal as it is near to where I live and after a bit of research looks like one of the best near me. However I am not sure if I need to go to a doctors as its a medical problem? What should I do?





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    I'm 15 years old, almost 16, and for the past 3-4 years I've had very dark hair on my boobs, belly, bum, all over my back, a small amount on my face (not very noticeable), toes and hands. (I'm white/British so it's more obvious). The hair on my arms is quite dark as well, although I've learnt to live with that as other people I know have hairy arms too. What bothers me most is the hair on my torso, back and bum. I have a very obvious snail trail and it means I cannot wear a bikini or crop tops, and haven't done so since before I hit puberty (age 10/11). It makes me extremely self-conscious and lowers my confidence. I know shaving makes it come out darker, I was thinking of laser hair removal but it costs too much. I eat fairly healthily and do exercise. I also have acne on my back and my chest. All of this means I'm embarrassed to go swimming, wear certain clothes or even get changed in front of people. Any suggestions for what I could do? Also, is this definitely hirsutism? Thanks





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    my daughter also has excessive hair. I take her to a salon to have her facial hair waxed. This costs about £8 every 3 weeks. It can leave it her skin a little red for a few hours but does get rid of the hair. Beauty therapists do it all the time for teenage girls & will give you advice for free. Please don't feel you have to put up with something that distresses you so much when there is an easy solution - tell your mum, dad favourite adult (sometimes writing them a letter makes it easier) how you feel and make a plan of action. Good luck!

    Me too im sick of shaving and waxing myself, it hurts. I cant wear bikini or anything cuz i dont like to show my body. When i do everybody would look at me and mock me. I heard that diabetes can cause hirsutism and my family got that. I cant go to do laser thingys cause my mum told me that im too young for this (but i'll totally do that when i grow up). Most of the comments says that they got the same problem so i searched some "natural" ways to get rid of body hair and this is what i found: (you might not get it cause i wrote it the way i understand it but you can ask anything) Spearmint tea twice a day every week (helps to lower male hormones ) Gram flour, curd,pinch of turmeric powder(facial hair), pumice stone while bathing Mix 30 gr, 10 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice in 150 ml water. Apply on the face and wait for 15 dk and rise with cold water(once every week) (Facial hear i assume) 10ml lemon into 40ml honey mix. Take a cotton swab and rinse after 15 min ( twice a week-2 weeks) (facial hair i assume) I found this thing in an indian site http://health.india.com/beauty/get-rid-of-unwanted-body-hair-naturally/

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