Which history findings are characteristic of hirsutism?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Detailed history taking from the patient is the cornerstone in patients with hirsutism. Most of the patients with hirsutism will develop excess hair around puberty or a few years thereafter. Onset of mild hirsutism with a slowly progressive course is usually associated with a functional disturbance. On the other hand, rapid progression of hair growth suggests an androgen secreting tumor. [26]

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