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Question: hormone imbalance? ( female )

 sari04 - Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:18 pm

Hello , I am a 16 year old female and I have been reading a lot about how the body hair is supposed to be fine and light except on your pubic region and if it's not you could have a hormonal imbalance . I have hair on my stomach and lowerback which is not light or very "fine" . I have shaved these areas before which may have mad them a tad darker but it is still just abnormal I think . All of my other girlfriends do not have this kind of hair . What is the treatment for a hormonal imbalance? Would I be taking estrogen pills ? Even if I didn't have one and took estrogen pills would it make the hair on my body get lighter and thinner anyways ? I also under my arm pits have dark brownish red spots . I do wash my arm pits but that only seems to irritate the spots . What are those? Thank you , have a good day .
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:04 pm

User avatar Sari,
First of all it could be all normal. If you shave your hair it does get heavier. If it were due to hormonal imbalance most probably you would be complaining of other symptoms as well. How are you cycles?
As for the red spots i really can't tell from here but they sound like an infection or inflammation. Could be due to a type of deoderant that you recently used that is irritating them.
Best wishes.

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