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Had hypothyriodism, using thyronorm. Have unwanted hair on face. Done tests. Findings?

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i suffered from hypo thyriodism some 5 years back, since then i am using thyronorm 50mg daily and i am regularly checking T3,T4, tsh and they are normal since then as some unwanted hair is coming on face i get the following tests done , the results are 1)ANDROSTENEDIONE (A4) C.L.I.A 5.07 ng/ml 2)
TESTOSTERONE C.L.I.A 38.5 ng/dl 5) THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) C.L.I.A 2.73 ╬╝IU/ml 0.30 - 5.5 6) FREE THYROXINE (FT4) C.L.I.A 1.35 ng/dl 0.70 - 1.80 please sugust me.
Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Thyroid profile is normal

Detailed Answer:
Thyroid profile is normal
So continue same dose of thyroxine.
There is nothing in otjer reports to explain facial hair growth. I mean androgen levels are noal
So no hormonal treatment can be given for hair growth. You can try local eflornithine cream. It will prevemt further hair growth. Laser may also be required depending on the extent of growth and its cosmetic implication.
Hope thos helps
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