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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 3268
Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My 1 year old daughter has hair growing down below and I am

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My 1 year old daughter has hair growing down below and I am very concerned. Can an expert give me advise what might be happening and what I need to do. I noticed these hair about 4 weeks ago. they r becoming more obvious.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, If the hair is fairly thick and curly, you need to consult a pediatric endocrinologist.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

She might be having abnormal sex hormone secretion from some gland and needs work-up.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Please upload a picture if you can .

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Next if thing progresses, she may have breast development prematurely and needs drug to prevent that.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

For faster diagnosis please consider private consultation.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
How exactly can I find out what it is? What test would the endocrinologist need to do. When you say abnormal sex hormone and needs to work up- what do you mean. What does 'work up' mean?

Also is there anything I can do naturally to combat this if it's hormone imbalance.
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 3 years ago.
Work up means urine test of hormone metabolites, Ultrasound scan of abdomen, pelvis and blood tests for hormone levels especially adrenal and sex hormones.