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Is having hair around the nipple normal?

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Dr. Shuba Hariprasad

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Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi I have questions it is normal have hair around nipple
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Answered by Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 2 hours later
Brief Answer:

Depends on the density. Occasional hair is normal

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thank you for your query.

I'm Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering your query today.

Yes, it is normal to have hair around the nipple. However, it should be very minimal and not dense.

Too much hair around the nipple or facial hair could be a sign of hirsutism, a hormone imbalance.

I recommend :
-A physician consult.
-If clinically indicated, blood tests to check for testosterone levels.

Based on clinical examination and lab reports, we can find out if it need to be treated.

If you have never had hair around the nipped and it is there now, then it is probably due to a hormone imbalance. Please get it checked right away.

Hope this helps.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
Dr. Shuba Hariprasad, General & Family Physician
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