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Doctor insights on: Hair Growth After Chemo

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Will cancer patient's hair grow back after chemo?

Will cancer patient's hair grow back after chemo?

Yes: Hair loss is usually a transient side effect of chemotherapy. Some people may notice some difference in their hair color or texture when it grows back. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Will not help: Loss of hair during chemotherapy is temporary , most of the time hair will grow back with in 3 months after completion of treatments , vitamins , hair tonics will not stop this process. ...Read more

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No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

Hair: You may have alopecia areata. You should see your dermatologist to find the right answer. ...Read more

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Which makeup is ok after chemo hair loss?

Which makeup is ok after chemo hair loss?

Anything you like!: It is all your choice. You can either use a nice scarf to cover your head or find a couple of good haitr pieces which your oncologist or his nurse can suggest or guide you for. ...Read more

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After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

Begins about 1 month: Hair growth should begin in about 1-2 months after completing chemotherapy. Hair grows relatively slowly, so return of long hair would be many months away. ...Read more

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How come your hair grows back curly after chemo therapy?

How come your hair grows back curly after chemo therapy?

Hair growth change: After chemotherapy the hair root is injured and growth stops. The alteration in growth pattern after recovery is thought to be responsible for the change in appearance of the growth of the hair. It can have color and texture change as well. The scientific details are still not totally clear. ...Read more

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Does fluocinodine promote hair growth in alopecia sufferers? Will hair stop growing/shed after use has stopped?

Does fluocinodine promote hair growth in alopecia sufferers? Will hair stop growing/shed after use has stopped?

Alopecia, steroids: Topical steroids such as this will help in certain cases of alopecia, such as alopecia areata or if inflammation of the scalp is present. In many cases however they will not induce regrowth. The cause of the alopecia must be established first by a dermatologist, as then any treatment advise can be specific. ...Read more

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Hairs not growing properly after hair transplant of 1500 grafts , after 5 months?

Hairs not growing properly after hair transplant of 1500 grafts , after 5 months?

Visit your doctor: It is very important to have good follow up with hair transplants...It may look odd at first but it may be normal for under 6 months...Check with your hair grafter. ...Read more

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Did your hair grow back after receiving high dose radiation treatment?

Did your hair grow back after receiving high dose radiation treatment?

Depends...: ...On the length and severity of the treatment. Radiation does effect rapidly-growing groups of cells (such as hair follicles) as a side effect, but the hair loss is not necessarily permanent. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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How long after radiation treatment ends should my hair start growing again?

How long after radiation treatment ends should my hair start growing again?

A few weeks: Hair regrowth is variable, but typically starts within a few weeks of finishing radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Can my hair grow back after thyroid treatment?

Can my hair grow back after thyroid treatment?

Hair: I presume you lost your hair because of treatment of a thyroid cancer. Is that correct? If so your hair may not grow back but attractive wigs will make you look gorgeous again. Go for it! ...Read more

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During reduced chemo dosages can I take hair vitamins for faster hair growth?

Controversial but...: Most docs advise avoiding vitamins during chemotherapy out of theoretical concern that it will reduce the benefits. However, a large body of research shows that those who combine vitamins with chemo not only have less side effects but have improved survival! see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17283738 that said, some vitamins may interfere with specific meds so use caution.Please see comment:. ...Read more

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Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Can beard hair grow in areas that had no hair after natural weight loss ?

Unlikely: Hair growth is, for the most part, genetically mediated. There are some circumstances in which regrowth may occur, but not usually associated with weights. There are several surgical ways of replacing hair and a good plastic surgeon may help you. ...Read more

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Body hair wont stop growing? Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

Body hair wont stop growing?  Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

No: There is no "magic" length where hair stops growing. As long as it is not plucked, cut, burnt or otherwise maimed, the hair follicle can continue to lengthen the hair indefinitely as long as it has sources of dietary protein. ...Read more

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Will my beard grow back after radiation therapy?

Will my beard grow back after radiation therapy?

Possibly not: There can be some thining of the hair in the treatment field of radiation. Thining of facial hair after head and neck radiation is a possibility same with hair loss of the scalp after whole brain radiation. ...Read more

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