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does hair grow back after trichotillomania

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes and yes.: Anyone can have trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), and the hair will grow back if you stop doing it before you scar the hair follicles beyond ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hair pulling: is a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. You need to be treated for this by someone who specializes in OCD. Anti-depressant medications can be he ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Trichotilomania: Your hair should grow back on its own. How long ago did you stop pulling it out? Best wishes to you.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Trichotilamania: The pain is most likely from irritation of the skin on the scalp. Do you know why you pull your hair? Sometimes there is a delusional component or per ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Alopecia areata: Up to 50 percent of patients who present with patchy alopecia areata experience spontaneous hair regrowth within one year. However, most will relapse. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes: If the hair itself is burnt , new hair will grow in it's place unless the burn was deep enough to cause damage to the underlying hair root.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't usually result in loss of hair. It just leads to itching and flaking of the skin on the face and in the scalp. I suppos ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Cycle length : Usual cycle length for individual hair follicles is published at around 1000-1200 days. But in a whole patch on your head each follicle is independent ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Hair growth change: After chemotherapy the hair root is injured and growth stops. The alteration in growth pattern after recovery is thought to be responsible for the cha ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes hair grow back: Once you stop using chemotherapy, your hair will grow back and come back to near normal within 2-3 months.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Hair: I presume you lost your hair because of treatment of a thyroid cancer. Is that correct? If so your hair may not grow back but attractive wigs will mak ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
If no follicle scar: If the follicles is not scarred, it is very likely that the hair will grow back. However, if scar develops, the hair may stop growing.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually: Same as hair on head. Everyone has different phases or time in which their hair grows.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Should be within same colr range.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Hair growth: different areas of hair follicles grow at different rates just like nails do
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
A while: Under normal circumstances the hair will grow about 1/2 inch per month. Poor nutrition or toxic exposures may retard the process.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
No: This not true. If you are female it means something else is wrong.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Nobdoy knows: Why.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends on dose/type: Depending on what disease is being treated, radiation is given in between 2 weeks to 7 weeks in standard fractionations. Near 7 weeks of radiation we ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably: If you got the problem corrected then it should grow back. It may take a while. Now, if you were bald before the thyroid problem, then you may just be ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
10 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Shaving often will not affect the rate at which hair grows back.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Different follicles: Eyebrow hair thicker roots, & better anchored. Compared to scalp hair it also stops gowing at a certain length. Follicles are much thicker than othe ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Should: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out if it will truly grow back.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Hair: This is not always the case. Your hair is controlled by your genetic make up. You should see your dermatologist to make sure you are not having skin d ... Read More

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