Excessive hair growth, No menstrual period: 5 Possible Causes
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What causes excessive hair growth and no menstrual period? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman's levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.

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2

Ovarian Cysts

Most women will develop at least one cyst on their ovaries during their lives. In most cases, these cysts are painless and cause no symptoms.

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3

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing's syndrome occurs due to abnormally high levels of cortisol. The most common cause of it is overuse of corticosteroids. Learn more about this condition.

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4

Pituitary Cancer

The pituitary gland is a very small gland of major importance to the functioning of the human body. It is located directly behind the eyes and below the front of the brain. It is about the size of a pea. Despite it...

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5

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

CAH is a group of hereditary disorders that affect the adrenal glands and is caused by genetic defects. Read about symptoms and treatment options.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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