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How is hypertrichosis diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Visual examination is the universal way to diagnose hypertrichosis. Which kind of hypertrichosis you may have will be determined by when it occurs and where it appears on your body. Your doctor will talk to you, as well, to find out what may be causing your hypertrichosis, such as a prescribed medication that may have recently been started.

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