Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Female Facial Hair Growth Be Stopped?

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Question: I’m a woman in my 40s who has long suffered from hirsutism (abnormal facial hair growth). Is there a natural way to stop this hair growth?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Long-term hirsutism can be either genetic or caused by a hormonal imbalance, such as too much testosterone. Are your menses normal or are they irregular? Do you have any other symptoms or do any of your relatives have similar issues?
 
It would be wise for you to be evaluated for polycystic ovary syndrome and other conditions associated with hirsutism. I would recommend you see your doctor for an assessment. Expect some blood testing and evaluation for endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism), as well as an ultrasound of your ovaries to start.

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Long-term hirsutism can be either genetic or caused by a hormonal imbalance, and should be evaluated by a doctor.
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