A 19-year-old female asked:
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outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), pcos sufferer, just started yaz birth control to treat pcos. should i get more thyroid tests? could pcos cause this? will yaz help grow my hair back?

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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Probably not: PCOS is characterized by hirsutism, meaning increased hair growth on face and other areas. You should have a TSH and Thyroxine level tested to be sure you are not hypothyroid, and, if so, take some thyroid replacement hormones. Hope this helps.
Answered on May 2, 2016
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