Body Hair Quantity

What Causes Excessive Body Hair In Women?

Excessive body hair in women can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose excessive body hair in women, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "excessive body hair in women" as a symptom.  For example, hemochromatosis.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
severe abdominal pain
fatigue after slight exertion
elevated ferritin levels
low TIBC
moderate right lumbar pain
darker/redder skin color
gout
being very easily irritated
elevated liver enzymes
high serum iron
very low sperm count
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of excessive body hair in women.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Hair-Related Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about body hair quantity:
What is your body hair quantity? This question refers to 'normal' female hair patterns i.e. underarm, pubic or leg hair but not chest or upper lip.
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ Little / none
→ Less than average
→ Average
→ Abundant, more than average
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate minimal body hair, light body hair, average body hair quantity or high body hair quantity, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Hemochromatosis (Iron overload).
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