Big women with hairy nipples
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At what point should you see a doctor?
However, many women with the condition prefer to try and reduce or get rid of the appearance of hair on their nipples for cosmetic purposes.
These hormone fluctuations are completely natural and normally nothing to worry about.
This option also carries an increased risk of developing ingrown hairs and infection.
Causes of hairy nipples in women
However, this option can be painful as the skin around the nipple area is particularly soft and sensitive.
This is most common in women who are pregnant or going through the menopause when oestrogen levels tend to drop, causing hair follicles to be more influenced by testosterone.
A doctor will also be able to advise how to remove nipple hair safely.
For many the only hint of PCOS is irregular periods, while in more severe cases sufferers can be left with embarrassing hair growth on their faces, chest, back and backside.