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Is there a connection between the progesterone and hair growth ?

My doctor put me on progesterone with bio identical pellets. I noticed hair growth on my face (upper lip, chin and neck) She told me the progesterone had nothing to do with that. I have since had a hysterectomy and stopped the progesterone and the hair growth has almost stopped. I have also noticed that while on the progesterone my nails and hair grew. My nails usually break and split but not on the progesterone. Since I have stopped the progesterone my nails have started breaking again. Is there a connection between the progesterone and hair growth on face and brittle nails?
Thu, 8 Aug 2019
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Hi,

Here Progesterone decreases the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the male hormone that directly impacts on a dark, coarse facial hair grow.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar, Dermatologist
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