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Hair Loss During Menstrual Cycle
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
No bowl movement in at least 2 wks, menstrual cycle stopped, hair loss, dizzy, dry skin & texture changed. Barely eat once a day, drink a lot reg soda?
Extended/unusual (12+ days) menstrual period w/clots; hair loss; mild dizziness. Are they poss. Related? Watch/wait or make an appointment?
Why did my body go from normal to abnormal/irregular functions (menstruation, hair loss, fatigue/pain, no sex drive, etc. I started my period at 12; my body & its functions were normal and regular until sept. 2008. I had 1 menstrual period from 2008 to se
I'm losing hair very quickly & the volume has reduced considerably. This worries me a lot because my menstrual cycle is already a week late?
Alopecia: Alopecia or hair loss has many different causes. Unfortunately, we often can't explain why but explain it as a reaction to stress (very common after hospitalization, surgery, childbirth, etc), poor nutrition, thyroid disorders, etc. Skin infections & immune system disorder can cause hair loss, too. In men, too much dihydrotestosterone can cause hair loss. Don't forget medications. Go see your doc. ...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'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
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
Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain. Been taking adderol. Rbc platelet tibc others off. Med cause?
Fatigue: First must look at common causes such as thyroid disease and pituitary dysfunction. Assuming you don't have an eating disorder where restriction leads to malnutrition then the search needs to go other diseases such as autoimmune disease and rheumatological disorders. Adderal will not help as it may cause rebound depression making mood worse along with physical symptoms. Dysautonomia can cause this. ...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
What's causing my hair loss? Heavy menses due to Large Fibroids, wearing a wig, Anemia due to Fibroids. Thyroids are very normal, had that checked.
Hair loss in women: Well you've already had the thyroid checked. Being anemic can cause all kinds of problems. Alopecia areata is a immune disorder where your own immune system attacks your hair cells. Infections can also cause loss as well as lupus. If you have itching as well you may have something else going on in your body. As an example, gallstones, which can cause itching and hence hair loss. ...Read more
My menses cycle only 3day. I have nite sweats, hirsutism, hair loss, back pain, acne vulgaris with rhynophyma, greasy skin. Is it due to high androgen?
On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25 day cycle. My BMI is 17.0, I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, distended stomach, and burp a lot.
Weight: Your low weight may be a contributing factor - especially if you work out excessively. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25 day cycle. BMI is 17.0, I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, insomnia, distended stomach, and burp a lot.
See doctor: A BMI or 17 and ammenorrhea suggest metabolic issues that are not discernible without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. The reason for your excessively low weight needs to be determined. ...Read more
Caution: This medication is only available in some countries. On their website it specifically says not to be used in pregnancy because no studies have been done demonstrating safety. It is a vitamin combination so likely you would get the same effect by simply taking a prenatal vitamin. ...Read more
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Good day. How to treat hair loss during hyperthyroid stage? ...It's really bothering me since im losing hair excessively. I'm taking strumazole 5mg./day.
Pregnancy hormonal effects cause both an increase and a decrease in hair growth.
Scalp hair appears thicker or denser during gestation due to slowing of the normal progression of hairs from anagen (the'growing' stage)to telogen (the 'resting' stage), thereby creating a relative increase in anagen hair
1 to 5 months postpartum, however, the percentage of telogen hairs occurs and hair loss is noted. ...Read more
Hair for chemo: Most hospitals or clincs dispensing chemo, have a connection to suppliers of toupees and wigs. You are not alone in this situation. Best of luck. ...Read more
Please be careful: I will not use any product with unknown ingredient that may get absorbed through and harm the baby-as part of being careful. ...Read more
What specific blood test can detect reason for hair loss during bath? Can headaches have any connection?
No one specific test: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium ...Read more
During last 6 months I've used cyproterone and finastride 5 for hair loss alternatively. How much time I should stop using it before doing sperm test?
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
Is it normal to experience more hair loss during autumn? Even if I have never experienced it before? I'm loosing 40 hairs a day average
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
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more