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excessive body hair in female

hi.i'm 21 yrs going to be 22 in jan 2010.from the past 1 yr i have been experiencing alot of hair growth all over my body.i have facial hair and the hair on and under my chin(area just above neck) can get as long as 1 inch.they grow back really quickly,and they're very think too.they're hair as long as 1 inch on my abdomen too.i dont seem to loose weight i'm overweight.my appetite is quite low.i'm always tired from the past few months dont even have energy to exercise.my heamoglobin level is also low i take fefol(ferrous sulphate and folic acid) for that.
in march my dr. did some hormonal tests she says everything is fine,but then why these symptoms.
the results are:
testosterone                1.2 nmol/L
oestradiol                      114 pmol/L
TSH                             3.2 uIU/ml
FSH                           9.8 IU/L
LH                              10.1 IU/L
prolactin hormone            23.3 ng/ml

i got these tests done on the 3rd or 4th day of my periods.
plzz can anyone help??
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thanks for your response.
the normal range of testosterone according to the lab is
for female                                0.69 - 2.78 nmol/L
in my result the exact line mentioning my testosterone is..
testosterone            1.2                 0.4 - 3.5 nmol/L
i don't get what  the range 0.4 - 3.5 means.
but my dr. said all results are normal except that i'm a little bit anemic, that's why she didn't refer me to a specialist.
but i'm very embarassed and irritated with this problem.i also have severe psoriasis for which i'm taking homeopathic medicine.
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Welcome to the forum!
The hair growth or hirsuitism could be due to the higher testosterone level. The level can be high in androgen resistance, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, ovarian cancer, prolactin secreting tumors and polycystic ovary disease. However your prolactin levels are normal. Sometimes the cause cannot be found out. Check if according to the lab where it was done the testosterone level is inn normal range or not. The normal range varies from lab to lab. You need to consult an endocrine specialist to rule out these problems. Treatment can be laser removal, hormone therapy and local creams.Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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