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Excessive Body and Facial Hair in Women
Approximately 10% of American women believe that they have more body hair than they should.
There is great variation in hair pattern in different ethnic groups and in people from different parts of the world. Mediterranean women and those from the Near East and India tend to have more body hair, but this is completely normal for them. Asian American and Native American women tend to have less body hair, and that pattern is normal for them.
There is also variation between families that should be kept in mind in deciding whether hair growth is excessive.
Do you have more body hair than your female relatives?
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- Diffuse Muscle Weakness
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- Hot Flashes
- Insomnia During Pregnancy
- Itching Without Rash
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- Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy
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- Positive ANA
- Positive Rheumatoid Factor
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