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Should I talk to my doctor about my hypertrichosis symptoms?

If you notice any unusual hair growth, talk to your doctor immediately. Your doctor can help you manage your symptoms and attempt to determine what factors might be causing your hypertrichosis. Early diagnosis could mean alleviation of the condition before it becomes unmanageable or emotionally distressing.

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