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what blood test is there to determine why I an losing my hair

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karolina Krawczyk-faler
3 years experience Family Medicine
Hair loss: Extensive hair loss to the point that is identified as alopecia can be due to variety of issues- stress, anemia, hormonal changes, hair cycle itself. ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Ask physician: For a prescription for Rogaine ( minoxidil) solution.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
May not know: You might pull your hair in your sleep or under stress. You might be color treating your hair or brushing your hair while it's wet, or wearing ponytai ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No one specific test: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
No: No blood test is necessary. If you develop any side effect such as impotence or gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts), you can stop taking the medicati ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Take the iron: Did he check for the vitamin d as well as this can lead to hair loss. There are meds to help and surgical procedures. Hopefully replacement of needed ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Hair loss: Hair loss can be genetic, due to hormonal changes, medications, smoking, stress, or sudden extreme weight loss. To minimize hair loss, see a doctor ab ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not your job: It is not your job to order blood tests. If you have a concern then you address it with your family doctor. They will know exactly what tests should b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Other causes of hair: If you are continuing to have hair loss and your blood test for thyroid disease is normal, you should consult a dermatologist as there may be local co ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone: Could you re write question. Your doctor would have likely done various hormone levesl: estrogen, testosterone etc. Can you specify which level was ... Read More

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