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What blood test should I have for thinning hair

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Make sure tsh, ft4, ft3 were checked. If truly normal look for other reasons: vitamin e and other vitamins deficiency, human growth hormone and adrena ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Thinning hair: with high MCV. It may indicate a infectionof the scalp or chronic systemic infection or seborrheic dermatitis. lack of folic acid will result in hair ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Ask physician: For a prescription for Rogaine ( minoxidil) solution.
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A 28-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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Not much: unfortunately if your thyroid and your iron level are normal and you still have hair loss, there is not much you can find out in terms of blood test. ... Read More
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A 35-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 39-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 32-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 36-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

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