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Dr. Matthew Wilson
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How to prevent hair loss during menstrual cycle?

Dr. Matthew Wilson
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How to prevent hair loss during menstrual cycle?

You might...: ...need some hormonal treatments. see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


Dr. Leonard Lado
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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?

Dr. Leonard Lado
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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 dont 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

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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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?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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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?

Myxedema???: You are describing a lot of symptoms of severe hypothyroidism - please see your doctor immediately as this can be quite serious if left untreated! ...Read more

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Dr. Vicki Levine
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Extended/unusual (12+ days) menstrual period w/clots; hair loss; mild dizziness. Are they poss. Related? Watch/wait or make an appointment?

Dr. Vicki Levine
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Extended/unusual (12+ days) menstrual period w/clots; hair loss; mild dizziness. Are they poss. Related? Watch/wait or make an appointment?

Don't delay: I would see your gynecologist as soon as possible since it is unclear how much blood you were losing and that might explain your dizziness. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Im losing hair very quickly & the volume has reduced considerably. This worries me a lot because my menstrual cycle is already a week late?

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Im 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

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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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

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Dr. Kris Gast
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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.

Dr. Kris Gast
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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

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Can hair pills mess up someone menstrual cycle ?

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Can hair pills mess up someone menstrual cycle ?

Hair pills: What hair pills are you talking about? ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can i color my hair during my menstrual cycle?

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Can i color my hair during my menstrual cycle?
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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