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what causes hair loss at a young age

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Lots: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Stress or thyroid pr: Mostly come from stress or thyroid problem. Sometime scalp infection can cause hair loss. Go see your doctor to get a full exam.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hair loss: Hair loss at a young age can be genetic or due to medical illnesses like thyroid disorders or other hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases, stress,vita ... Read More
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Get assessed : Make sure not a medical condition like under active thyroid or polycystic ovarian syndrome or others. Seeing a doctor to get examined arrange blood t ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Genetics: you inherited the gray genes- my hair was white at age 30- ??does gray hair run in your family?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Sun, smoking: Too much sun exposure and smoking can cause accelerated aging. Surfers, skiiers, tennis players, and other professional athletes who are constantly in ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Get her checked: This may be just a benign happening. I would have my child checked for issues that could effect. Particularly ovary and pituitary.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayyaz Shah
26 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss: Hair loss may result from multiple factors such as genetics, nutrition, hormones, vitamin & mineral deficiecncy, autoimmune disorders, enviormenta ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Seek other ideas: I suspect this is telogen effluvium. Male pattern baldness is very rare in women who are having even semi-normal female functions, even more rare at t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience Psychiatry
Is 47 young?: Do you mean you're not ejaculating? That's usually what's called 'retrograde ejaculation' and it's usually a medication side effect.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
To mention a few: Excessive hair loss can be due to chemical ,illness,medication,trauma. Hair braiding especially from the traction. Autoimmune diseases,thyroid dysfunc ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Genes rule.: Baldness is an inherited condition. Why some men begin losing hair earlier than others is unknown, but that is probably inherited too.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hearing loss: Hearing loss can be due to wax, otomycosis, otitis media etc. Rarer causes are sudden exposure to loud noises such as gun/ bomb explosions.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
I would...: Recommend getting rogaine (minoxidil) if you would like to stimulate hair growth.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Drugs or alcohol abuse, depression, sleep disorder would be most common at age 22. There could also be an organic brain problem but that is less comm ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Several things: Could be an infection in the skin losing hair. Could be coming out because of constant pulling as from habit or tight braids. There are immune condit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Reflux : Reflux can occur at any age. Long term reflux can be a serious problem. An upper GI and possibly an egd . H pylori blood test should also be done. Go ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities: Many possible causes of hair loss including genetic inheritance, underlying medical disorder such as hypothyroid, anemia, hormonal imbalance, nutritio ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Too soon to tell: The more chest hair you're naturally blessed with, the sooner you can expect to develop androgenic alopecia. Look around yourself. I saw your history ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Genetics: Look at your family tree.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
There : There are many causes, including relaxers, chemicals, hot combs, excessively tight hair styles, and many others. Please read more at the link below. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nervous: Possible anxiety or hormonal related to menstrual cycle.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Too common: One of my students lost her husband to melanoma when he was 25. He loved being shirtless in summer, it was on his back, it was tiny, and it went unno ... Read More
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