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why am I losing my eyebrows

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid: A common cause for eyebrow hair loss would be an underlying thyroid problem. Hypothyroid can be associated with thinning of eye brows and hairloss of ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No: Eyebrow loss, particularly the lateral, or outer part of the eyebrows, is sometimes associated with hypothyroidism. It is believed to be due to the u ... Read More
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Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Alopecia Totalis: Definitely go see a dermatologist if you think you may have this. It is usually caused by your body reacting against your hair.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Alopecia universalis: Alopecia refers to hair loss while universalis refers to whole body, including eyebrows. Totalis refers to loss of all scalp hair, which typically exc ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
May be seborrhea: try using moisturizer in areas plus warm compresses to the eyelids before you go to sleep. If you have bee losing weight, have your thyroid checked.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Mole Removal: Shave biopsies are limited to superficial lesions and if done correctly rarely scar. Punch biopsies are simple to perform, have few complications, and ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May need surgery: Since you are under the care of a dermatologist, I imagine that there was an investigation as to why you have thinning/no eyebrows. Do you have hair l ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES THEY CAN BUT IT: Typically takea a long time.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Sure.: This is a kind of cyst involving a sebacrous gland and has a lot of dead skin cells or keratinocytes in it. This is why it gets bigger and needs to b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
See a dermatologist: The eyebrow, though close to the eye, is really an area covered by dermatologists. I would see a dermatologist to find a cause for the loss of hair f ... Read More

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