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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
It may: It depends on the cause of the hair loss. It can be a medical condition eg. Alopecia areata. It would have to be evaluated by your dermatologist.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
27 years experience Dermatology
Can be similiar: Herpes can be in pubic hair. See your dermatologist for a proper exam and diagnosis.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
See doc: this could be anything from an irritation to insect bites. see a dermatologist for confirmation AND TX
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart gregg Loyson
Specializes in
Pubic itch: If there is no rash and still localized itching, please check for pubic lice. Usual treatment would be some anti lice lotion. If not certain see your ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hair Loss : Hair loss is a genetic condition, sometimes worsened by conditions such as fungal infections, low thyroid and during cancer chemotherapy. It in no way ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Get it checked: If they are breaking off at the level of the skin, the problem may be a fungal infection, especially if the hair loss is patchy, as opposed to mail pa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Absolutely not.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not : Other endocrine disorders like pcos or cah, for example, are often associated with hirsutism. Thyroid disease can be associated with hair loss.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can be: Hair loss certainly can be menopause symptom.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: In answering your question, we have to agree (like former president clinton) to a definition of virility since that's more an adjective and less a med ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
It can be: Those with anorexia do not have an adequate nutritional intake on a regular basis, often including the correct ratio of needed proteins/amino acids, v ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Most likely: Due to the hypothyroidism which is now being treated. It will take months after your thyroid level is normalized for the hair breakage to stop, but yo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: Your doctor will choose a donor site from which you are least likely to have future loss. Good luck!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: When it is of fairly abrupt on set and striking severe, it would be wise to be checked for hiv.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Male pattern baldness often starts by the early 20s. It is not related to the amount of body hair.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not that I know of: Thinning hair is often age and gender dependent. If you are concerned about ferritin deficiency, your doctor can order the appropriate tests.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Suspect seborrhea: I'd favor seborrheic dermatitis involving the scalp which can be treated; telogen effluvium is my second choice. How is your thyroid? You need to be s ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience Dermatology
Check with your MD.: The symptoms you are describing could be systemic, meaning you need a good exam and workup to include blood levels of your thyroid hormone as well as ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: That's silly. I thought we'd already answered that. If it did, male pattern baldness would be in the distribution where the hat rubs the head. If some ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Same thing: Telogen effluvium is likely to affect all the hair on any part of your skin. "Full body" alopecia is not a diagnosis. The important question is to spe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
29 years experience Dermatology
Extremely unlikely: That would be extremely unlikely.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You need not have excessive hair growth to have PCOS.
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