A 23-year-old female asked:
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i have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.and lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.having thyroxine for high tsh .what is the cause of hair loss?

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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 you won't permanently lose any hair. It regrows, but takes months.
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
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