What Is Hirsutism? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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Which of the following symptoms may be present if a woman is experiencing virilization?

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1. Which of the following life-style changes may reduce or prevent the incidence of hirsutism related to polycystic ovary disease?

2. Hirsutism is caused by excessively high levels of which hormone in women?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the symptoms and treatment of hirsutism. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include reasons why a doctor would prescribe the birth control pill for hirsutism treatment and what causes hirsutism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of hirsutism, including:

  • Life-style changes that can reduce or prevent hirsutism with polycystic ovary disease
  • Reasons a doctor would prescribe the birth control pill for hirsutism treatment
  • Symptoms of virilization
  • Example of a woman who is most likely to develop hirsutism
  • Causes of hirsutism

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hirsutism lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms of virilization and an example of a woman who may be likely to develop hirsutism
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of hirsutism

Additional Learning

To learn more about a particular condition that causes excessive hair growth in women, review the corresponding lesson called What is Hirsutism? - Definition, Causes & Treatment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what hirsutism is
  • Recall what virilization is and the symptoms that are associated with it
  • Review different causes of hirsutism such as polycystic ovary disease and excessive ACTH
  • Learn about the different treatment options for hirsutism