What Causes Pimples And Excessive Hair Growth?
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Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns.
Pimples and hair growth can be either due to hormonal reasons ( like polycystic ovaries, hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome etc) or without any cause (idiopathic).
So you should have a detailed evaluation based on other symptoms.
We need to know whether these symptoms started from your teenage or started now, your menstrual cycles - regular or not, weight/ height, recent weight gain, presence of stretch marks in body, hair growth distribution etc.
The usual tests done are serum testosterone, LH, FSH, prolactin, lipid profile, thyroid function tests, 17 hydroxy progesterone, ultrasound pelvis etc
Treatments are available, but depends on the cause.
Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help you
Dr Ajish TP [MD,DM]
As you have asked for pimple problem started from 5 month hair growth from 2 years, my cycles are regular, hairs or not too much but compare to normal little high,
Try local treatment
Welcome back. If your cycles are regular and hair growth is not so severe, you should try initial cosmetic treatment with the help of a dermatologist before going for detailed evaluation. Do a serum testosterone levels to rule out male hormone excess.
Local antibiotic creams, skin cleansers ( benzoyl peroxide and salicylate ), isotretenoin, laser treatment, acne drainage etc can be tried with the help of a dermatologist.
Dr Ajish TP