Is chin hair in women a symptom of ovarian cancer?
Hello, I am a 34 years old female. Is having chin hair a symptom of ovarian cancer? I spotted a few coarse hair on my chin. I am scared. Is it a symptom of something serious like ovarian cancer if not then what can I do about it?
@alyza Hello, the development of chin hair is because of an imbalance in hormones. The imbalance of hormones causes the appearance of some male secondary sex characteristics, like coarse facial hair. You should let your doctor know if your facial and body hairs are growing quickly. This might signal a more serious medical condition. Tumors of the ovaries or adrenal glands that produce testosterone could be stimulating your hair growth, or you may have Cushing syndrome, a disease in which the adrenal glands secrete excessive male hormones, resulting in excess hair growth. There’s nothing wrong or unhealthy about growing sparse facial hair. There’s nothing dangerous about a few extra chin hairs, after all. But if it bothers you, there are things you can do to remove the hair or minimize its appearance. It is understandable that some women won’t welcome this change in appearance. Waxing, shaving, and tweezing are perfectly acceptable ways to deal with unwanted hairs. Based on the degree of growth, plucking, tweezing, threading, or waxing may do the trick. Your doctor can also prescribe a topical cream to slow the growth or refer you to a clinic that can perform electrolysis or laser treatment for hair removal. If you have symptoms like bloating, pain in abdomen, or frequent urination then it could be a symptom of ovarian cancer.