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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is hair loss caused by anemia or thyroid reversible? i am suffering from heavy bleeding for almost 20 years now and see visible hair loss.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarik Hadid
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 20 years experience
Usually yes: Usually it is reversible but you have to correct the underlying cause such as replacing iron adequately and supplement thyroid hormone.. Good luck
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Hair Loss: Hair loss caused by thyroid disease and or anemia causes a telogen effluvium which is reversible if the anemia and thyroid disease is controlled.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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