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Hirsutism: Introduction

Hirsutism: A condition which is characterized by excessive body and facial hair. See detailed information below for a list of 102 causes of Hirsutism, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hirsutism:

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

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Causes of Types of Hirsutism:

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Hirsutism: Symptom Checker

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Hirsutism Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hirsutism

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Medications or substances causing Hirsutism:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hirsutism 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.

Drug interactions causing Hirsutism:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hirsutism 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.

Hirsutism: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hirsutism may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hirsutism

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Hirsutism: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hirsutism

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 totalis. 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 cicatrial more »

Causes of Hirsutism listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hirsutism as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hirsutism:

A condition observed in WOMEN and CHILDREN when there is excess coarse body hair of an adult male distribution pattern, such as facial and chest areas. It is the result of elevated ANDROGENS from the OVARIES, the ADRENAL GLANDS, or exogenous sources. The concept does not include HYPERTRICHOSIS, which is an androgen-independent excessive hair growth.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Excessive hairiness
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Excess hair in females and children with an adult male pattern of distribution.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Hirsutism

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

How Common are these Causes of Hirsutism?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hirsutism. Of the 102 causes of Hirsutism that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hirsutism:

The following list of conditions have 'Hirsutism' 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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Causes of Hirsutism Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hirsutism based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    What are the alternative names for Hirsutism:

    Excess hair (male pattern), Hirsuties
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hirsutism:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hirsutism:

    Hairiness (189 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hirsutism:

    Hairiness (189 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Hormonal symptoms, Facial hair, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOD, Androgens, Testosterone, Oestrogen, Hypertrichosis, Hirsuties, Excessive body hair, Male-pattern hair growth

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