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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. not falling out and still growing?

Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. not falling out and still growing?

Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, eyelash and eyebrow hair. No-one knows how to explain the differences. Does the Dr speculate about the reason for your case? You left out all the interesting details. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting bald in the future if I have almost no hair on my chest/legs/arms(almost none hair on my body)?Is it corelated at all?

What are the chances of getting bald in the future if I have almost no hair on my chest/legs/arms(almost none hair on my body)?Is it corelated at all?

Depends on baldness: The amount of hair on your body is not correlated with going bald on your scalp. Baldness tends to run in families, but the exact genetics is not known. The more bald men in your family , the more women who got thinning of their hair in middle age, the more of a chance you have of going bald. If you are 28 and have not had thinning of your hair, you might keep your hair or loss later. ...Read more

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Thinning hair last several years all around, no bald spots plus no arm or leg hair. Hair loss does not run on either side. Anemia or mineral def?

Thinning hair last several years all around, no bald spots plus no arm or leg hair. Hair loss does not run on either side. Anemia or mineral def?

Possibilities....: Some common reasons for thinning hair in your age group include thyroid disease, especially hypothyroidism, as well as post menopausal. See your family doctor for evaluation. Blood tests can be done to assess your thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Hair loss and lump under arm. Is it be cancer?

Hair loss and lump under arm. Is it be cancer?

Can't tell. : Could be as simple as a blocked sweat gland but could potentially be a tumor so have it checked asap. ...Read more

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I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

See your PCP: Your information shows some symptoms that could be signs of serious health problems and should be checked out. See your PCP for thorough examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What to do if hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair?

What to do if hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair?

Hair loss: And not your head hair? If you are losing hair on many body parts you must see your primary doctor for complete evaluation - history, physical exam, and labs. If that does not answer your concerns your doctor will refer you to a specialist - most likely a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been suffering severe hair loss over the last 2 months- numbing in arms at night-hoarseness in my voice- depression- what's wrong with me?

Not sure. Would: Recommend eval by your physician. Symptoms that could occur with hypothyroidism include: depressed ; irritable mood, decreased sex drive, problems with memory, weight gain, cold sensitivity, hair loss or dryness, dry skin, constipation, change in periods, feeling weak ; tired with muscle aches ; pains. ...Read more

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