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Hairiness: Introduction

Hairiness: Increasing or heavy head or body hair. See detailed information below for a list of 189 causes of Hairiness, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hairiness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hairiness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Hairiness:

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Hairiness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hairiness

Real-life user stories relating to Hairiness:

Message Boards for Hairiness

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Hairiness or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Hairiness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hairiness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect body for signs of true hirsuitism (excessive hair growth in androgen-dependent hair patterns) or hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth in areas that are not androgen-sensitive)
    • Measure body mass index looking for obesity
    • Examine for signs of virilisation - e.g. acne, male pattern baldness, clitoral enlargement, deepened voice.
    • Pelvic examination looking for an ovarian mass which may suggest polycystic ovaries, an arrhenoblastoma, granulosis cell tumor
  • more tests...»

Hairiness: Animations


Medications or substances causing Hairiness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hairiness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hairiness

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Hairiness:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hairiness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Hairiness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hairiness

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include more »

Hairiness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Detailed list of causes of Hairiness

The list below shows some of the causes of Hairiness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hairiness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hairiness. Of the 189 causes of Hairiness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 180 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hairiness:

The following list of conditions have 'Hairiness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hairiness?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hairiness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Hairiness:

Subtypes of Hairiness:

Excess hair growth (19 causes), Hirsutism (102 causes), Increased facial hair (19 causes), Facial hair growth (11 causes), Increased hair growth (2 causes), Hair excess (6 causes), Hairy Tongue (9 causes), Thickening of body hair, Black hairy tongue (4 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Hairiness:

Hair symptoms (838 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

Symptoms related to Hairiness:

Hair symptoms (838 causes), Missed periods, Weight changes (9 causes), Voice changes (100 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Hormonal imbalance, Androgens, Oestrogens

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Medical News summaries about Hairiness

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