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Can hormonal imbalance cause facial hair growth in women?

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Published At September 13, 2022
Reviewed AtJune 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 26 years old. I have had a complaint of facial hair for the last 15 years. I had undergone a CT scan for PCOD; however, the results were negative. Also, I do not have any thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances. I have tried kuppaimeni, manjal, and neem mixture, but it has not helped me.

Kindly advise.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Hair growth on the face is primarily due to hormonal imbalances. It occurs in hypothyroidism and PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) patients. However, as you said that you do not have any hormonal imbalance or PCOD, I suggest you get the hair removed externally.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Investigations to be done

I suggest you get USG (ultrasound) abdomen, thyroid profile, estrogen, and progesterone.

Treatment plan

There are several home remedies available to manage such kinds of hair. However, the below remedy is very effective. Take half a spoon of safflower oil, half a spoon of tankan bhasma (Sodium borate), and a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix them well and apply them to affected areas. After some time, wash your face thoroughly with a neem face wash. Massage the paste gently against the direction of the hair for ten minutes and leave it for at least six hours. You should use it preferably at night. Precautions: Before applying on the face, you should check this paste for sensitivity. Apply this paste to a small area of the face and observe. After removing this paste, if you do not have any itching, burning, or other issues, then apply it all over the affected areas.

Preventive measures

Follow the remedy and revert with the suggested test reports.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

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