A women’s health and wellness blog about gynecologic health and common gynecologic concerns and conditions such as sex, contraception, menstrual periods, hormones, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS. The latest women’s health research, breaking health news,  fascinating facts, curious gynecologic history, current therapies, our guy’s health, fitness, nutrition, weight management, and advanced medical testing discussed by a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist: Dr. Suzanne Trupin.


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Ingrown hairs are a benign skin disorder and is seen in all age groups, however is more common among those with thick and curly hair. They are produced by hair being removed too close to the skin and are commonly seen on the face for men (when shaving one’s beard) and the pubic region for women (when shaving one’s bikini...

October 22, 2018

1. Excess body hair is not uncommon, if defined as male-patterned hair on the body of a women it occurs in about 10% of all women.

2. The excess body hair may be the first sign in teen years that a young woman's male hormone levels are excessive, but of the medical causes it's usually due to chronic lack of ovulation.


October 10, 2018

1. Most women will have either idiopathic: it's your genetics and nothing 'wrong' or PCOS as a cause of excess body hair.

2. There are rare causes of excess face and body hair you may want to get checked out for.

3. Your gyno will want to know about changes in your menstrual cycle and your weight.

4. Pay attention to any new...

July 12, 2018

We do lose hair daily, that is the way old split hairs repair with young healthy ones. The appearance of the hair can thin from this hair loss. It is also possible that hair is just getting thinner. Thinner, devitalized hair will appear like you are losing hair. Getting hair analyzed properly can help determine if you are...

June 18, 2018

Our hair has a complex physiology, and in fact, a variety of healthy phyiologic functions including helping us thermoregulate, be sensory, socially interact, and physically protect us!

Many hormones control the growth of our hair including growth hormone, insulin, insulin-like growth factors, the steroid family glucocortic...

June 9, 2018

Hair is very hormone sensitive. Just ask any pregnant woman, she'll give you a whole run down. Some hipsters are very proud of the quick and thick facial hair they can produce, but then again for women...well new appearance of moustache in a female can be a bit, well, concerning. 

We all have that ying and yang balance of...

May 22, 2018

As ubiquitous as hormonal effects are, it surprises some women to know that hair growth on your head is the least responsive to hormones in your system. This is not true of the hair that is specifically responsive to your hormones estrogen and testosterone, known as sexual hair. That hair is on your face, the lower abdome...

April 20, 2018

All cells in our body grow through a cell cycling phase, and then an aging phase where they change and finally a phase where they do not renew. No cell in our body does this as obviously as hair. 

When you ask how long your hair will be growing, to some extent it depends on your genetics, your nutrition, and how good you a...

March 26, 2018

If your forehead is balding you may actually have a treatable disorder. Newly they are calling this Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and female androgenetic alopecia are two terms that are very much related. They are used synonymous to refer to women with progressive thinning of scalp hair that follows a pattern distributi...

March 15, 2018

The Location of Excess Hair

Hair pattern distribution is a reflection of our hormonal state. Various conditions of hormonal imbalance can cause gradual or rapid hair distribution changes. If there is excess hair growth it is called hirsutism, and that is typically excess hair on the upper lip, face, earlobes, lower abdomen...

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