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Photograph by Shutterstock Advertisement Advertisement Why It Happens. If you’re just finding a few strays, it’s more likely that your new hairy friends are due to hormonal fluctuations, such as the ones that accompany pregnancy or menopause. Certain medications can also cause excessive hair growth, such as testosterone, danazol, anabolic steroids, glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, minoxidil, and phenytoin. If you’re finding more than just the odd hair popping up, you could have hirsutism, a condition that causes excessive, coarse body hair in women. Hirsutism can be genetic (thanks, Mom!), or it could mean that you have a more serious condition, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). H... Full story

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