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Cold chills, night sweats, breast fibroadenomas, sore breast, hair loss, excessive bruising, fatigue, what type of test should I be asking for.

Cold chills, night sweats, breast fibroadenomas, sore breast, hair loss, excessive bruising, fatigue, what type of test should I be asking for.

H/P, labs: See your doctor and report these symptoms. He/she will probably start with a thorough history and physical and probably some basic lab work. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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I have been having breast pain and hair loss after my last irregular period can you tell me if this means anything serious?

I have been having breast pain and hair loss after my last irregular period can you tell me if this means anything serious?

Breast pain and hair: I can't answer about the menstrual irregularity and breast pain other than that hormonal abnormalities can cause hairloss. I would rec a appt with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Early menapause at 38? Irregular periods, hair loss, zero sex drive, irritability, fatigue, weight gain, tender breasts. First period at age 11.

Early menapause at 38? Irregular periods, hair loss, zero sex drive, irritability, fatigue, weight gain, tender breasts. First period at age 11.

Perimenopause: Most women have a period before menopause that is a transitional time and can have some or all of your symptoms. When they begin before 40 it is considered early, but not necessarily abnormal to have this happen in your mid 30's. Ask your doctor for an exam to reassure yourself or to discover if anything is a problem. You may just be a bit avant garde. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Symptoms. Include fatigue, wt gain, sleep problems, hair loss, low iga, pinpoint petechiae on arms, migraines, brain fog, sore throat? Thoughts re dx

Symptoms. Include fatigue, wt gain, sleep problems, hair loss, low iga, pinpoint petechiae on arms, migraines, brain fog, sore throat? Thoughts re dx

Autoimmunity: Hi! Sorry to hear you have so many symptoms. Autoimmune diseases frequently cause several symptoms, especially in young women. The issues with fatigue, hair loss, low iga, and petechia are suspicious for itp, lupus, and other autoimmune conditions. Definitely seek medical attention. ...Read more

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31F. Nurse. Abundant hair loss/fatigue/daily night sweats/hot flashes/heavy*period/neg PPD/weight loss/no fever/normal CBC/neg chest X-ray/neg RUQ u/s.

31F. Nurse. Abundant hair loss/fatigue/daily night sweats/hot flashes/heavy*period/neg PPD/weight loss/no fever/normal CBC/neg chest X-ray/neg RUQ u/s.

Hair loss: Given your symptoms, your should have had a detailed endocrine evaluation for both thyroid and pituitary / ovarian hormones. Given you are in U.S. with no respiratory symptoms, I don't see why the initial evaluation involved PPD and CXR. You may be developing a thyroiditis or early menopause. ...Read more

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Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

See a physician.: Just the double vision is of such a concern that if that was your only symptom, I would advise you to see a physician. shortness of breath and chest pressure is another indication to see a doc. Perhaps all this is anxiety, but you must have this evaluated medically. ...Read more

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Neck/Elbow Rash (10 years), sudden Hair Loss, Fatigue, Severe Joint Pain, Heart Flutter/ Chest Spasms, Anemia, muscle Weakness, Headaches, Skin Pain?

Neck/Elbow Rash (10 years), sudden Hair Loss, Fatigue, Severe Joint Pain, Heart Flutter/ Chest Spasms, Anemia, muscle Weakness, Headaches, Skin Pain?

Please see someone: It sounds uncomfortable. With so many symptoms you may have a systemic condition, a functional condition like fibromyalgia, or a combination of both. Rheumatologists are experienced at helping you sort all this out. ...Read more

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I'm in my early 20's, male, have patchy hair loss and a painful lump that has formed in my left breast. What could this be?

I'm in my early 20's, male, have patchy hair loss and a painful lump that has formed in my left breast. What could this be?

Several things: Hair looks like alopecia areata which is an autoimmune condition. It is important to get blood work done to rule out thyroid, anemia problems. See a dermatologist for treatment which could be topical steroid as well as injection steroid.
Breast needs to be seen by pcp asap. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old. I feel two lumps in my breast. I have problem of hair loss. Please help I'm so depressed about it?

I am 19 years old. I feel two lumps in my breast. I have problem of hair loss. Please help I'm so depressed about it?

Get it checked: Feeling anxious and depressed will deplete you. Go ahead and press forward. Have the breast lumps medically evaluated. That is warranted & should be a top priority. Evaluation for hair loss can follow to see if the cause can be determined. Replace your despair with a plan of action. Take care. ...Read more

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I've suffered from hair loss for long time before I got pregnant but during pregnancy my hair was good, during breast feeding I lost half my hair why?

I've suffered from hair loss for long time before I got pregnant but during pregnancy my hair was good, during breast feeding I lost half my hair why?

It happens often: It's related to the slight increase in your body temperature, which causes more of your hair to grow at a similar rate. About 3-4 months after pregnancy, some moms (and their babies) may lose hair. This usually returns to normal for you without treatment. ...Read more

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Had a breast lift with general anesthesia, is the hair loss a common side effect?

Had a breast lift with general anesthesia, is the hair loss a common side effect?

It can be: Hair loss can occur as a result of general anesthesia. And while the actual mechanism for the hair loss is not well understood, it is thought to be a reaction to the stress of the anesthesia itself. Most cases are short lived and the hair grows back but this is not always the case. Best to consult with a dermatologist to learn more about your options. ...Read more

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Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in males?

Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in males?

Yes, but...: Do you need it and how much? And what is the price (consequence) you need to pay? These are the issues we have to think over especially for someone with the portraited clinical scenario. In life, we need to mull over if we have to do something necessary even being possible, and if we have to do something possible even being necessary. So, balance out what you like and what you need. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in men is it reversable if stopped the injections?

Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in men is it reversable if stopped the injections?

Yes and no: Testosterone therapy needs to be done by qualified doctors that understand side effects and how to mitigate them. Both effects you mention can happen and are not usually reversible but treatable with appropriate intervention. ...Read more

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What kind of birth control is the most "mild" such as no breast size increase, weight gain, hair loss, etc?

What kind of birth control is the most "mild" such as no breast size increase, weight gain, hair loss, etc?

Pills?: The lowest dose pills have the fewest side-effects in general but side-effects vary from woman to woman and decreasing one side-effect can increase another such as break thru bleeding or skipped periods. ...Read more

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Since I have turned 45 I have experienced heavy periods, weight loss, hair loss and my breast have decreased 3 sizes. Is this normal?

Since I have turned 45 I have experienced heavy periods, weight loss, hair loss and my breast have decreased 3 sizes. Is this normal?

Perimenopause: Some women develop similar symptoms as yours when they enter a phase of hormonal changes that occur before menopause and we call it: "perimenopause phase". If your bleeding has become more than your usual cycles and it concerns you, it is better to be examined by your gynecologist to make sure that you do not have any uterine disorders. At the same time your hormonal levels could also be checked. ...Read more

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I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

No: I assume you mean synthroid/levothyroxin for thyroid replacement therapy. This is just a synthetic thyroid hormone for those who cannot make it in their own thyroid. This does not cause cancer. Typically a low functioning thyroid will cause hair loss, not therapy. ...Read more

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Could ending birth control cause hair loss, headaches, breast tenderness, loss of weight (9lbs), and loss of two breast cup sizes, 10 months after?

Could ending birth control cause hair loss, headaches, breast tenderness, loss of weight (9lbs), and loss of two breast cup sizes, 10 months after?

Possible: endo eval: While it is possible, this dramatic change is unlikely. You need an endocrine evaluation include thyroid function assessment. See your primary care. Md or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? Will both symptoms diminish?

What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? Will both symptoms diminish?

Hair, pregnancy: Hirsutism does not change during pregnancy or breast feeding largely because hair that has already grown in will not go away unless shaved/ plucked/ etc. Hair thinning is not so much affected by PCOS to begin with, but women sometimes have temporary alterations in head hair, particularly after delivery. Check out telogen effluvium online. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I had an implanon break in my arm a year ago since then, I've had hair loss, breast tenderness, severe acne and muscle aches is it from the implanon?

I had an implanon break in my arm a year ago since then, I've had hair loss, breast tenderness, severe acne and muscle aches is it from the implanon?

See a Doctor: Was the Implanon removed? If your implant was removed than your symptoms are not from Implanon. If your Implanon is still in place, please get it removed. Symptoms of acne may be related to Implanon. I have not heard of hair loss and muscle aches as a side effect of Implanon. So, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sore breast pain shoots down my arm and my wrist. Doc says it is anxiety and it's all in my head?? Is this true?? The pain is in my left breast & arm

Sore breast pain shoots down my arm and my wrist. Doc says it is anxiety and it's all in my head?? Is this true?? The pain is in my left breast & arm

ER: Get you heart examined at the ER. Left breast and arm pain may be caused by many diffewrent factors; however, you need to have an EKG and blood tests for heart disease. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more