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A 37-year-old female asked:

I had blood work done ,no thyroids or any illness accept for urine fibroids and anemia .my hair has been thinning out .what could be the cause then?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 53 years experience
Antibodies: There are a number of causes of hair falling out at a young age, including any creams etc. that your hairdresser has applied. Your hair may also be falling out because of thyroid antibodies. Take a look at Yahoo images and "Thyroid hair issues".
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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology 38 years experience
Fibroids, anemia: Hair changes (thinning, brittle, or even loss of hair) common with significant anemia one can get from fibroids. Interestingly, this is completely reversible once the anemia is treated. Other signs of anemia include being tired/weak, lightheaded/dizzy, palpitations, migraine-like headaches, and chewing/craving ice. Get your hemoglobin and iron levels checked. May need to get fibroids treated.
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many possibilities: You did not include your blood test results. Stress can influence hair issues in some people. You may want to see a dermatologist to see if you may have a scalp or hair problem. Good luck. Use a gentle shampoo and brushing of your hair.
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Iron: You might want to start Iron supplement, since iron deficiency can cause this. If no better in few weeks, repeat your blood work.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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