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Does hirsutism run in families?

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If your mother or sisters have it, you're more likely to get it. It's also more common in people from the Middle East, South Asia, and the Mediterranean.

From: Hirsutism WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hirsutism.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hormones and the Skin.”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “Removing Hair Safely.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hirsutism.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hormones and the Skin.”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “Removing Hair Safely.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 10, 2018

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