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Thirsty in evening after 3L water through day, hair falling out, daily headaches left tmpl, blood in stool, lump in left breast. Any of these related?

Thirsty in evening after 3L water through day, hair falling out, daily headaches left tmpl, blood in stool, lump in left breast. Any of these related?

Not clear: You describe an number of problems, apparently unrelated, but each can be a significant health concern. I suggest you see a health care provider and get yourself checked out. ...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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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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I have lots of chest hair, it is denser than hair on my head what to do?

I have lots of chest hair, it is denser than hair on my head what to do?

Genetics: It is surprising to hear a man asking about having too much chest hair. Usually, I hear about men who want more chest hair. You could consider laser treatments - but, since this is something that many men wish they had- why not just learn to accept it. ...Read more

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I'd like to grow chest hair but I don't have any or know how to. My age is 52.

I'd like to grow chest hair but I don't have any or know how to. My age is 52.

It is genetic and-: Hormonal. Some people are programmed genetically to have chest hair while others not. American Indians are relatively deficient in chest hair, but have normal male testosterone levels. Of course low testosterone is a factor. That is easily checked. If low, applying gels or creams of testosterone may help. The counterpoint is that many men shave chest hair! ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old I have under arm hair chest hair, my voice has gone deeper and all that but I still don't think I have had a proper erection. But have?

I'm 18 years old I have under arm hair chest hair, my voice has gone deeper and all that but I still don't think I have had a proper erection. But have?

Get seen: With all the images that are available, every teen knows what an erection looks like. If this is basically not happening to you, and you're not getting something that you would be able to use with a partner, you need to be seen by a urologist now. You may have a vascular defect. ...Read more

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I am suffering from both head hair loss and chest hair loss; are they related? And is it a symptom of male pattern? Ps: hair breaks form the root

I am suffering from both head hair loss and chest hair loss; are they related? And is it a symptom of male pattern? Ps: hair breaks form the root

Get it checked: If they are breaking off at the level of the skin, the problem may be a fungal infection, especially if the hair loss is patchy, as opposed to mail pattern baldness. You might see little black dots where the hairs broke off. ...Read more

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There is Excessive Hair loss from my chest and behind and below the neck. What could be the reason for this? And I always forget where I kept my mobile at home. Is this a alzheimers disease?

There is Excessive Hair loss from my chest and behind and below the neck. What could be the reason for this? And I always forget where I kept my mobile at home. Is this a alzheimers disease?

Body hair loss: And memory issues need to be checked out by your doctor. Please see him/her. Alzheimer's is very unlikely. The hair loss suggest the possibility of a thyroid imbalance but your doc will let you know. Keep your mobile in the same place all the time and you will be less likely to loose it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Myocardial bridge (begin) stress test Bp 222-mod reflux- chest flush&hair loss same area-deep chest pain -can't exercise or lay on left side w/o pain

Myocardial bridge (begin) stress test Bp 222-mod reflux- chest flush&hair loss same area-deep chest pain -can't exercise or lay on left side w/o pain

More information: Please be more specific about the myocardial bridge, stress test and blood pressure. A blood pressure of 222 on a stress test is not that alarming, but at rest it is a major problem. Was the myocardial bridge diagnosed with an angiogram? ...Read more

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I have had severe hair loss, headaches, chest pain, eye pain and inflamation both in my eye and my head (left side near temple) and rash.

I have had severe hair loss, headaches, chest pain, eye pain and inflamation both in my eye and my head (left side near temple) and rash.

Pains etc.: Based on what you report you should set up an early appointment with your doctor. If there is a long delay I recommend you go to the nearest Emergency Room for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Are chest pains, mysterious weight loss, hair loss, easy bruising, coldness, haemoptysis, fainting all symptoms of haemoptysis?

Are chest pains, mysterious weight loss, hair loss, easy bruising, coldness, haemoptysis, fainting all symptoms of haemoptysis?

Reword your question: If you clarify your question you will probably get an answer, but I think you meant to ask if those things are symptoms of "X" but I'm just not sure what "X" is. Do you really mean to ask if those are symptoms of hemoptysis? ...Read more

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I have weight loss. Hair loss and few night sweats. Dr ordered CT of chest. With contrast. Does it really have to be with contrast?

I have weight loss. Hair loss and few night sweats. Dr ordered CT of chest. With contrast. Does it really have to be with contrast?

DEPENDS WHAT LOOKING: It depends what your doctor is looking for, you should discuss it with your doctor who ordered the scan and what he is looking for and if you can have cat scan without contrast. ...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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Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA -?

Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA -?

Mixed CTD: Sure sounds like a possible mixed connective disease syndrome even though serologies negative --- would refer to rheumatologist. ...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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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?

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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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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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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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