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help with gender identification

My brother is engaged to be married, and when I saw a picture of his fiance, I noticed that she has a faint blackishness to her lower face, and I mean the area associated with a man's beard. Can you think of anything but facial hair that could cause that? Thank you.
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1422814 tn?1333569702
Women can have an imbalance of certian hormones, like testosterone, that can cause growth of hair similar to men.  Another cause could be a really bad photograph.  Good luck to your brother and fiance!
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This blackish discoloration can be due to melasma also. Melasma is caused by hormonal changes, which stimulate a temporary increase in your body's production of melanin. People with darker complexions are more prone to this condition than people with lighter skin.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Seem the lady is trying to cover up the small blemish with her hair! Nothing more, I guess.
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