Mother-of-three who's been shaving her body since she was 12 finally receives a diagnosis

Mail Online | 1/25/2019 | Reporter
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A mother-of-three who has been growing a beard since she was eight years old has finally discovered what causes her abnormal hair growth.

Dana, 32, of Portland, Oregon, grew up in sunny Florida, which meant she was always in shorts but children noticed that she had dark hair on her legs and poked fun at her.

Years - Legs - Time - Lip

At just eight years old, she started shaving her legs. At 12, she plucked her eyebrows for the first time and began bleaching her upper lip.

As the years went by, Dana waxed and would epilate the hairs that were too short to be removed through waxing.

Dana - Lady - Sasquatch - Pain - Condition

Dana, also known as Lady Sasquatch, also suffers with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.

She was left feeling exhausted having to keep up with stripping hair from her toes, feet, legs, bikini area, stomach, armpits, arms, hands and fingers which left her skin feeling prickly and irritated thanks to the regrowth.

Dana - Hair - Removal - Experience - Results

When she was 27, Dana tried laser hair removal but found it a painful experience which didn't give her the promised results.

It wasn't until her now boyfriend, Steve, saw how draining hair removal and covering herself up by wearing long shorts was for her and suggested that she ditched the razors that Dana started to accept her excess hair although she thought he was joking at first and would no longer find her attractive if she stopped.

Steve - Body - Hair - Dana - Skin

With Steve reassuring her she is beautiful regardless of body hair, Dana has been embracing the skin she's in for two years now and hopes to show other females that there is nothing wrong with their natural selves and body hair is not repulsive.

Two years ago, Dana was diagnosed with hirsutism after her male gynecologist's 'jaw dropped' when he saw her natural hair and after checking her tummy, neck and face sent...
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