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Hirsutism is a condition in which excessive hair in women grows in a male pattern distribution. It is due to higher androgen levels and increased sensitivity to androgen. It has significant psychosocial impacts, such as embarrassment leading to social withdrawal and depression. 

It is caused by various conditions, such as

Hypertrichosis is when excess hair has a more generalized distribution or localized pattern unrelated to androgen. 

The causes are