Endocrinology:
Hirsuties in women — Diagnosis and conservative treatment. Treatment abroad

Hirsuties is a condition upon which an overgrowth of the rough rod hair is observed on a woman's body. In this case, the appearance of vegetation is observed in places uncharacteristic of female, i.e. on the chin, neck, chest, back, hips. According to statistics, the problem is diagnosed in 2 to 5% of modern women. In 70% cases, hirsuties indicates the presence of endocrine abnormalities, and therefore requires referral to a professional.

Etiology

The main causes of hirsuties include:

  1. Increased production of androgens. Male hormones stimulate the transformation of subtle (vellus) hair into coarse (terminal) one. Hyperandrogenism, in turn, may result from adrenal gland, ovary or pituitary gland disease.
  2. Hereditary factor. Excessive growth of hair is due to genetic characteristics, which are transmitted within the same family or the whole nation. For example, mild forms of hirsuties are the norm among the representatives of the Caucasian ethnic groups.
  3. Certain medicines. Anabolic steroids, carbamazepine or combined oral contraceptives containing levonorgestrel may provoke a backlash.

In some patients, the development of this condition is associated with increased sensitivity of hair follicles to androgenic hormones. In such cases, physicians speak of idiopathic form of hirsuties.

Diagnostics

When the patient comes for appointment, the physician determines whether her case of hirsuties is pathological, or the problem is caused by personal perception. The quantification of hair growth on the body is performed using the Ferryman-Galway scale. When summing up, the physician necessarily takes into account the woman’s hereditary factors and  nationality.

If hirsuties is confirmed, the professional examines the patient for signs of hyperandrogenism. These include:

  • rare periods,
  • overweight,
  • infertility,
  • oily skin and acne.

To identify the causes of disease, the hormonal blood tests, pelvic ultrasound, and MRI of the brain are prescribed. Diagnostic laparoscopy allows ruling out the ovarian tumors.

Treatment

The essence of the treatment is to remove the underlying disease, provoking excessive hairiness. Depending on severity of the condition, both conservative and surgical techniques are practiced.

At the same time, the cosmetic workarounds are recommended, i.e. hair lightening or wax epilation.

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University Hospital Frankfurt

8.5/10 from 97 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department of Gastroenterology, Pneumology and Endocrinology is the department №1 at the University Hospital Frankfurt. Its focuses include gastroenterology and  hepatologym  pneumology and allergology, endocrinology and diabetology as well as nutritional medicine.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 3912.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The department of endocrinology, diabetology, angiology and internal medicine treats patients with endocrine disorders, diabetes and vascular diseases. In addition, the clinic offers the first aid of all internal medicine emergency patients.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 3178.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The clinic of gastroenterology, hepatology and endocrinology offers both outpatient and inpatient treatment. The range of medical services covers the intestines and liver disease, endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Medical care and high-quality patient care are the fundamental principles of our clinic.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 3452.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.3/10 from 82 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with all diseases in the fields of endocrinology, diabetology and metabolic diseases as well as preventive medicine issues.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 3311.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University Hospital Charité Berlin includes endocrinology, metabolic disease and lipid metabolism. The director of the department is Prof. Dr. med. J. Spranger.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 4733.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine at the University Hospital Aachen deals with the treatment of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as adult patients with metabolic diseases.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 3173.00

University Hospital Munster (UKM)

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the stomach, intestine and adjacent organs; treatment of metabolic disorders, autoimmune and infectious diseases; specialization in the field of Gastroenterology.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Price 3901.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

Along with treatment of renal, hypertensive and bone diseases, the Department of Internal Medicine II specializes on treatment of the following clinical pictures: high blood pressure, Von Hippel-Landau syndrome, immune deficiency, Ormond’s disease, Osler’s disease, diseases of unclear ge...


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 2700.00

University Hospital Bonn

9.6/10 from 150 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department of Internal Medicine I offers diagnosis and treatment of all internal diseases. The priority treatment areas include: diseases of liver, biliary tracts, stomach and intestines, malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney diseases, infectious diseases, hormonal and meta...


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 3330.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach provides treatment to patients with all diseases from the field of internal medicine apart from drug treatment of malignancies (cancer) and blood disorders (hematology / Department of Internal Medicine II).


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 2815.00

Salem-Spital

9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

In Center of Diabet Consulting of Salem-Spital, advices are solution- and resource-oriented and individually tailored to the patient's needs.  The promotion of empowerment is also an important part of our countseling session.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Bern

Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

Department is focused on treatment of gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas diseases. Also, the priority is the treatment of infectious diseases (including tuberculosis), rheumatic diseases, metabolic diseases and cancer.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hildesheim

Price 3067.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  deals with general endocrinology, general diabetology and metabolism.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 3959.00

UKGM Gießen

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The department of internal medicine III includes general internal medicine, especially emphasis on endocrinology, diabetology, metabolism and nutritional medicine.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

Price 3006.00

DKD HELIOS Klinik Wiesbaden

9.2/10 from 5 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The Department successfully diagnoses all the endocrine diseases, but here no neurosurgery operations are conducted. The specialists of this department are especially specialized in the treatment of disorders of the anterior pituitary gland, parathyroid gland, as well as osteopenia, osteoporosis and hypertension.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Wiesbaden

Price 3017.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women

The department of endocrinology, diabetology and angiology treats hormonal disorders, diabetes mellitus and vascular. On its emphasis endocrinology, the clinic takes leading position in diagnosis and treatment of various hormonal disorders.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 2994.00