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Dr. Victoria Hagstrom

Family Medicine
28 years experience

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Family Medicine

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English

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20 Answers
16 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Call your doctor: Best to get advice from the people who know you, they will ask you to describe all your symptoms and may want to see you to evaluate the problem.
A member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Avoid threading: The follicles are likely becoming inflamed from the threading, so you might want to consider laser hair removal or electrolysis. If not, then see you... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Retin-A may help: Pores commonly enlarge as we age, due to overall loss of collagen in the skin surrounding the pore openings. Any treatment that stimulates increased ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Reduce the chance: Smoking affects pregnancy from preconception to after delivery--it reduces fertility, increases risk of many complications of pregnancy including misc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hospital or clinic: Laser resurfacing can be safely performed in an outpatient clinic setting, but depends on the depth of skin tissue that is being removed. Deep resurf... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gentle soap: Cleanse with gentle unscented soap like dove or basis soap, rinse well, then apply moisture cream such as vanicream or eucerin while still damp. Add... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends on reason: Many african women damage their hair with chemicals (temporary breakage can reverse when chemicals stopped) also, certain medical conditions need t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Patience: Most often, the hair will grow back normally, if you've stopped the harsh treatments that damaged it. It takes months for injured follicles to recove... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Menstrual bleeding: Light spotting refers to a small amount of vaginal blood flow, like a very light period. It can be normal to have spotting with ovulation or at the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably genetic: Depending on the pattern of your hair loss, it is either genetic or caused by an underlying health problem. Masturbation will have nothing to do wit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
More than before: If it's a genetic pattern of hair loss, minoxidil, Finasteride (prescription) and laser therapy (lasercap, laser brushes) can help, and the sooner you... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
It might recover: It's common for women to have thinning hair all over the scalp after delivery, especially during breast feeding (telogen effluvium). However, some wo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Personal choice: Lip augmentation is useful for those who want a fuller look to their lips. Some individuals have a genetically small lip and desire augmentation. Add... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
He knows: Offer toddlers a variety of healthy foods from the food pyramid. They especially love finger sized food like cooked frozen carrots or banana slices th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
After periods start: Growth occurs in children before the growth plates close in bones. For women, about 2-3 years after menstrual periods start, the growth plates close a... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Likely sun damage: One of the most common causes of dark spots on a middle-aged woman's chest is chronic sun exposure damaging the pigment producing cells, causing them ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many options: This sounds likely to be a condition called post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Certain laser treatments, prescription skincare or chemical peels c... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Eating disorders like anorexia are extremely stressful to the body, by depriving it of essential nutrients. In addition to not getting enough nutrien... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: Minoxidil can cause palpitations and light headedness in people who are sensitive to it, but there are other reasons for the same symptoms. Stop the ... Read More

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Nov 20, 2012
Very informative & accurate. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hagstrom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hagstrom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks, It's actually Nexplanon but cus I couldn't get any info on it here dats why i mention depo pro, it wil b nice if u av any idea on it
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Where I'm 18 and have been having sex with my boyfriend(protected, but no birth control) is there anything else this could be?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MN
Graduated 1994MD
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