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Having episode of telogen effluvium. When does hair start growing back after losing it?

Having episode of telogen effluvium. When does hair start growing back after losing it?

Depends on you: In part this depends on how you got telogen effluvium. Cause shouldn't because they can be triggered by stress, crash dieting, physical trauma such as an automobile accident. surgery with a shock to the system. Certain medicines can also reduce it, you have to look at the long-haul and it comes back to normal over 6 to 9 months ...Read more

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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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Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Pregnancy and hair : during pregnancy a higher percentage of your hair moves into the growth phase. After delivering a higher percentage goes into the sheading phase. This results in postpartum hair loss called telogen effluvium. This is not unique to PCOS patients ...Read more

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3 months postpartum, eating healthy. Is it true that hair falls off after pregnancy? My hair started falling off and there's hair everywhere now

3 months postpartum, eating healthy. Is it true that hair falls off after pregnancy? My hair started falling off and there's hair everywhere now

Telogen effluvium: It is normal to lose hair after delivery as hair cycles between growth during pregnancy and loss postpartum. ...Read more

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Can i take pantogar for my hair loss during pregnancy ?

Can i take pantogar for my hair loss during pregnancy ?

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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Loosing weight after abortion. Is it normal??

Loosing weight after abortion. Is it normal??

Yes: hormones are returning back to their baseline. ...Read more

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Iam loosing weight and scalp hair after i started metformin, I have pcos but regular menstrual period, still why ovulation kit result is always negative

Iam loosing weight and scalp hair after i started metformin, I have pcos but regular menstrual period, still why ovulation kit result is always negative

Hormone imbalance: One can still have regular periods without ovulation....My #1 recommendation for hormone imbalance is acupuncture and chinese medicine. I have patients with pcos, infertility, menopause, bad periods, etc who have had tremendous success with acupuncture and chinese medicine. It may also help get off the metformin...Which you need to talk to your doctor about anyway with the weight/hair loss. ...Read more

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Can periods be delayed after losing virginity?

Should not: Losing your virginity should not affect the length or duration of your periods. ...Read more

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3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

Yes: Yes you could have something wrong with your thyroid or something else going on. The symptoms of weight loss and anxiety is usually with hyperthyroidism while symptoms of hair loss and feeling tired are due to hypothyroidism but these are not hard and fast rules of diagnosis. Go to your physician for an appropriate exam and workup. ...Read more

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I've suffered from hair loss for long time before i got pregnant but during pregnancy my hair was good, during breast feeding i lost half my hair why?

I've suffered from hair loss for long time before i got pregnant but during pregnancy my hair was  good, during breast feeding i lost half my hair why?

It happens often: It's related to the slight increase in your body temperature, which causes more of your hair to grow at a similar rate. About 3-4 months after pregnancy, some moms (and their babies) may lose hair. This usually returns to normal for you without treatment. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant and losing hair. Why?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and losing hair. Why?

Hoemonal: Pregnancy, especially first 12 weeks, there are significant hormonal changes in your body. Along with other changes, hair loss is one. This should level off as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Telogen effluvium: Yes, it's probably related to telogen effluvium, which is temporary hair loss of varying degree that tends to occur after a stressful event. Common triggers include weight loss and surgery, among others. ...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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Should I be concerned about losing tons of hair after pregnancy?

Should I be concerned about losing tons of hair after pregnancy?

Hair loss: Unusual, unless induced by medication or topical agents or something physiological. Best to have it looked at by pcp. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding after taking hcg for 23 days in efforts to lose weight Is bleeding normal after ending program?

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Heavy bleeding after taking hcg for 23 days in efforts to lose weight 
Is bleeding normal after ending program?

No.: The HCG diet has never actually been proven to be beneficial (anyone will lose weight on 800 cal diet!) and as an endocrinologist I do not believe in it even if it helps weight loss. It is very similar to a hormone called LH and causes changes in progesterone and estrogen. Bleeding after can happen if there was a thickened endometrial lining. Get pregnancy test if possible and see your Gyn. ...Read more

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After pregnancy my wife has started tremendous hair loss.. Any remedy

After pregnancy my wife has started tremendous hair loss.. Any remedy

Expected : Thus is called telogen effluvium and is a common issue after having a baby. It is annoying but not dangerous and resolves after about 6 months. Get thyroid testing done as a precautions too. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more