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Hair Loss And Irregular Periods
My hair are thinning and I have frontal baldness. I also have irregular periods. The hair loss started on the onset of puberty. Which disease is this?
PCOS: You should see an endocrinologist or your obgyn for a complete evaluation. It sounds as though you may have pcos. There are medications that can help with all of the symptoms so go get checked out. ...Read more
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
Unexplained breast increase (not sexually active) Massive hair loss Noticed hair on nose, thyroid problem? Weaning off accutane? Irregular periods
Endocrine problems: Those findings suggest an endocrine problem. You need to consult an internist for appropriate testing. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: rising hairline). The following also describes me: Irregular menstrual periods. What should I do?
Well few issues: First of all you are 50 years old so the irregular periods may be. Kemal part of the menapausal state. Same with the hair loss issue. Now there also may be an imbalance issue and you should have your blood checked especially your thyroid. So go get checked out good so you can have your answers and not worry ...Read more
I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods). The following also describe me: Hair loss and Abnormal vaginal...
Check thyroid: I am suspicious that your symptoms indicate a possible thyroid issue. Also, polycystic ovarian syndrome should be considered. These diagnoses can be made by checking some bloodwork, which you're gyn can order. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been having breast pain and hair loss after my last irregular period can you tell me if this means anything serious?
Single, ta in chemistry lab, noticed hair loss took vitamin supplement, had keratin ttt, irregular period t3, (liothyronine) 4 normal, prolactin 33.9 (high) reason?
See endocrinologist: See endocrinologist for further work up.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do I have pcos? Irregular period Only get period with birthcontrol, hair loss, headaches, cold/shaky hand When press below stomach (ovaries) it hurts
GYN Exam time: It is time to see a GYN MD to be examined and tested for PCOS without which a definitive answer cannot be given. ...Read more
I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods), bloody nose, lightheaded, nausea (severity: moderate), unintentional weight loss, cloudy or blurred vision (time frame: sudden), hair loss (quality: patchy spots), abn
Hormone dysfunction?: Your listed symptoms can indicate possible thyroid dysfunction, and although not frequent, some rare ovarian/adrenal tumors. Best is to get a referral to an endocrinologist who can test for the source of this kind of symptom complex. ...Read more
What could be the cause of skipping periods for long months from 4 to 6 months with no reason. Associated with hair loss. Treatment for irregular pe?
Incomplete question.: Your question cut off before you finished. It is not clear if you already getting treatment for irregular periods. A full evaluation is necessary by your doctor to see what could be causing your irregular periods. It may be due to thyroid problems, or to other hormonal imbalances. Get checked and find out what is going on and what your treatment options are. ...Read more
Polycystic ovaries: Your symptoms sound consistent with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). This is a common disorder typically caused by Insulin resistance. Typically there is a family history for diabetes. The treatment is to follow a low carbohydrate (low starch) diet, exercise in order to cause weight loss. Metformin is a helpful medication once the diagnosis is established. ...Read more
21 yr old female, hair and weight loss, fatigue, irritated scalp, anxiety, high stress, irregular periods, mood swings, thin spots?
Multiple poss,: Whatever the issue, stress may be resulting in or adding to the issue. Alopecea areata is hair loss that can be caused by stress, get on some zantac (ranitidine) 150mg. If no medical reason is found, and often there isn't (adrenal insufficiency, thyroid, autoimmune dz) then Mirtazapine is a great drug for insomnia, appetite and mood/anxiety. It works well in those with your profile but you need to be seen. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Normal blood tests but period came a month late? Worried it could've caused a hormonal disturbance and cause hair loss.
Unlikely: Menstrual disturbances are usually caused by a hormone problem. However, an isolated delayed menses would not likely cause hair loss. I suggest that you work with your gyn or pcp to try and learn what might have been the problem. Occasional delayed menses can be very difficult to understand, but if the problem recurs then more likely to get an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more
No bowl mvmnt in 2 wks, skin texture changing, period gone, hair loss & rapid weight loss. What kind of danger am I in?
Depression: Your symptoms are serious enough to require personal attention of a general physcian and maybe a psychiatrist they are all related and working one a etiology will solve problems. ...Read more
I have not had a period in 3 months and am experiencing hair loss. I am otherwise a very healthy 20 year old, not overweight and not sexual active.
See your Gyn!: There are many causes of your symptoms. Examples include hypothyroidism, exercise, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dieting, pregnancy... The only way to know for sure would be to see a gyn and get some labwork. Hypothyroidism is at the top of my list because it causes both hair loss and no periods in otherwise healthy women. Best wishes! ...Read more
Period trying to start, but a tiny amount/no blood. Also, when I normally have my period, I have a VERY low blood flow Been having extreme hair loss?
I've been having infrequent menstrual periods and a lot of hair loss including alopecia areata which cured on its own, is there a link between the 2?
TherMay be related: It can be due to few conditions. It seems you are constipated as well. All these three can be caused by Hypothyroidism and can be successfully treated after diagnosis is confirmed by history/ physical exam and blood test. There are other causes as well like Type2 Diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, depression&Cushing syndrome. Consult your doctor and get appropriate treatment ...Read more
Does masturbation cause testosterone to increase and cause you to lose your hair? Does masturbation period cause hair loss?
No: That's simply made up. I saw these claims on the internet. They look like real science but they are totally phony. ...Read more
I developed mild gynecomastia from taking Saw Palmetto during a period of 4 days to treat my hair loss. Can gynecomastia reverse on its own?
It'll go away: It'll probably reverse or you can see about outpatient surgery. Saw palmetto isn't going to help your hair loss nearly as much as real medical or surgical treatment. Or you can decide to embrace your masculinity and your genetics and work on fitness instead. 95% of a man's looks is his athleticism, regardless of where he has hair, and you'll feel and be healthier. Photo Guy isn't complaining. ...Read more
46 yo female have been having 14-22 day menstral periods since January. Also noted significant hair loss. 50 # wt loss in last 9 months?
Menstruation: You must be evaluated by an OB-GYN for your complaints. ...Read more
Weight and hair loss and I haven't had my period in 6 weeks, my norm is 5. If I'm pregnant (had sex 8 days ago) will it show up in the tests?
Probably not: If you had conceived 8 days ago, then at this point, your HCG levels will just start to be detectable on a pregnancy test from your BLOOD. Typical pregnancy tests use urine, and even if u had conceived as early as possible in your cycle, they are not usually positive until your next period is due, (until u have noticed that you have missed your period) ...Read more
I've been experiencing abnormal hair loss recently, and haven't had my period, but after doing bloodwork, my hormones and nutrients are normal.
"systemic" (hormones etc) have been ruled out. A visit with a Board Certified Dermatologist is the next step! This specialist can determine if there is a "local" reason (ie: a skin condition) and can TREAT the issue!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Body aches, hair loss, easily bruised prior to period. Also tired 1wk prior and during what is causing this? I'm 34 have 3 kids my youngest is 11!
Multiple Symptoms: Whenever you have multiple symptoms such as this you need to have a physical examination and blood work to determine the cause. There is no need for you to feel this way all the time. There may be a simple explanation that can easily be treated. ...Read more
I have a problem regarding my regular period cycle and this month it haven't come plus I m worried about my hair loss, weight gain and no proper growth og my hairs and nails?
See: A doctor for evaluation for conditions that affect your hormonal balance like PCOS ...Read more
Does rogain will control my hair loss since I started it or it will take a period of time to control hair loss.?
Had July period now August period 18 days late. Brown spotting past 6 days. Hair loss. Negative hpt. Took plan B in June. Pregnant?
Neg test = not preg: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infection, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more