What causes excessive hair growth on the legs in women?

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Posted on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: What health conditions cause a young girl or woman to have more than normal amounts of hair in butdox and legs?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Causes of excessive hair growth in females

Detailed Answer:
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Increased hair growth in ladies can be due racial factors, hereditary factors, thyroid disease, increased prolactin levels, insulin resistance increased androgen levels and polycystic ovarian disease.
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Dr Asmeet

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Ok what is prolactin & androgen?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Prolactin and androgen are hormones

Detailed Answer:
Prolactin and androgen are hormones.
They also have a role in determining excessive hair.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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