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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

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Pneumology and Endocrinology

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #162973

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


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 3360.00

Academic Hospital Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Angiology and Internal Medicine

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #144483

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Angiology and Internal Medicine treats patients with endocrine disorders, diabetes and vascular diseases. In addition, the Department offers the first aid of all internal medicine emergency patients.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 2542.00

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #246049

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 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 2809.00

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Endocrinology

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #77557

The Department of Endocrinology deals with the treatment of all diseases in the fields of endocrinology, diabetology and metabolic disorders.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 2877.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #107235

The Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders at the Charite University Hospital specializes in endocrinology, treatment of metabolic disorders and disorders of lipid metabolism. The department provides both diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine tumors.


Duration 5 days
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Price 3388.00

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #166355

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 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 2911.00

University Hospital Münster

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Gerneral Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B)

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #151195

The Department of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B) at the University Hospital Münster offers a wide range of services in the treatment of internal organs with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases (gastroenterology).


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 3427.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology (Department of Internal Medicine II)

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #296842

The Department of Internal Medicine II at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) includes such focuses as nephrology (kidney disease and high blood pressure), rheumatology, endocrinology as well as metabolic disorders.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 2827.00

Essen University Hospital

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #290260

The Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders at the Essen University Hospital treats patients with diseases of the hormone producing glands and metabolic disorders in accordance with the modern diagnostic and treatment standards.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 2835.00

Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine I (Diabetology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Nephrology and Dialysis, Pulmonology)

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #285349

The Department of Internal Medicine I provides treatment of diseases in the fields of gastroenterology (diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas), nephrology and dialysis (kidney diseases) and conservative cardiology (heart diseases), diabetology, infectious diseases and pulmonology.


Duration 5 days
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Hirslanden Salem-Spital

9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Center of Diabetes Consulting

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #98043

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 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Academic Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Oncology, Palliative Medicine, Rheumatology, Infectiology and Endocrinology

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #30009

The Department of Gastroenterology, Oncology, Palliative Medicine, Rheumatology, Infectiology and Endocrinology at the Academic Hospital Hildesheim treats all internal medicine patients. The focuses include diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 2709.00

University Hospital Düsseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #81615

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


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 3328.00

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolism and Nutritional Medicine

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #133229

The Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital Giessen comprises general internal medicine, in particular, endocrinology, diabetology, metabolic disorders and nutritional medicine.


Duration 5 days
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Price 2621.00

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology and Diabetology

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #87197

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...


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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of hirsuties in women #149467

The Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology at the University Hospital of Munich, looking back on a history of more than 100 years, is a modernly equipped medical institution.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
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Price 3419.00

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