Posted by: Help! | 2004/11/01

Hair on Face

Doc please help, I know you have seen many of these postings but:
I developed hair on my chin after my second child. I was then put on Dianne and Androcur for about 3 years, but it did not get less. I then stopped, seeing that it made no difference whatsoever.
Hormones was checked last year, and according to this there is nothing wrong.
Also gained alot of weight, but PCOS was not diagnosed - went to 2 different gynaes - very reputable in Pta.
What can this be?? I went from a gynae (x2) to a dermatologist to a GP and nobody seems to know what the cause might be.
Something started it, so there MUST be a cure for this.

I know you are very busy, but could you please give me more answers.... THANKS

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There are a number of causes for excess hair, including increased secretion of androgens from the adrenal gland. You could see an endocrinologist about this. If the Diane and Androcur did not help and there is no other cause, GnRH analogues could be used. You could try the Endocrine unit at the teaching hospital in your area.

Best wishes

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