You may have noticed hair growth on your nipples while examining yourself in the shower in front of the mirror.
Although breast hair growth is a very common condition, it can disturb many people with their presence, regardless of hair amount, color and length.
Today we wanted to talk about this a little bit, we examined the possible underlying causes for you.
Hormonal changes and fluctuations
Hormonal changes can cause many different symptoms, including nipple hair growth and discoloration.
Although it is more common especially during pregnancy and menopause, hormonal changes may occur in the 20s and 30s, which can cause the appearance of the nipple hair to change or become noticeable for the first time.
Overproduction of male hormones
Hormonal imbalances can be another cause of nipple hair growth. Overproduction of male hormones, including testosterone, can cause hair growth, as well as male pattern baldness and menstrual cessation.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS occurs due to hormonal imbalances and affects the functioning of the ovaries. Excessive hair growth in unexpected areas such as the nipple is among the symptoms of PCOS.
If you want to examine the PCOS issue in detail, we have discussed it here before .
The side effects of certain medications can cause unusual hair growth. Testosterone and some other immunotherapy drugs can cause hairy nipples.
Cushing's syndrome is another condition caused by hormonal imbalance. Someone suffering from Cushing's syndrome has excess cortisone in their body. A person with this condition shows many symptoms besides hair growth; hair growth on the body, abnormalities in the menstrual cycle, fat accumulation in the chest and abdomen while the arms and legs remain thin, facial redness and swelling, low libido, fertility problems, sudden mood swings, depression, high blood sugar level…
It is quite rare and is usually related to glucocorticosteroid drugs used in the treatment of immune system diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, rather than the body's excessive production of hormones.
Let's come to aesthetic solutions.
If it's starting to feel uncomfortable on the outside, there are a few methods you can try.
The most practical; trimming hairs with a small nail clipper so as not to damage the skin. You can also try tweezers, whitening cream, shaver and wax, but we advise you to consider the possible risks of infection and skin irritation.
Laser hair removal and hormone therapy are among the most effective popular methods. Consulting with an expert on this subject will help you get the most accurate result.
If you're happy the way you are, continue :) Body hair and hair are normal. How you want to see and be seen is entirely your decision. We told you that nipple hairs are quite common. Usually, there is no need to go to the doctor. However, if the condition is accompanied by other unusual symptoms, it's definitely a good idea to make an appointment.
Let's take a good look at our breasts. Hairy-hairless, large-small, symmetrical-asymmetrical, light-colored-dark-colored, we think it is magnificent.