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My ferritin level is 603, it should be around 241 what can cause this and effects of it. Also I lost 30lbs in 4mths, losing hair and sore lumpy groin?

My ferritin level is 603, it should be around 241 what can cause this and effects of it.  Also I lost 30lbs in 4mths, losing hair and sore lumpy groin?

Seriously concerned: The iron overload may be due to chronic inflammation / infection -- anything from glanders to lymphoid malignacy. Your physician can rule hemochromatosis in and out; or the high serum ferritin may be do other disease. Time for a full physical exam -- don't stop seeking the cause until it's found. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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2 yrs of fatigue,weakness,weigh gain,hair loss, hyperpigmentation (face hands groin),high creatinine,low BP,memory loss,treated hypothyroid. please help!

2 yrs of fatigue,weakness,weigh gain,hair loss, hyperpigmentation (face hands groin),high creatinine,low BP,memory loss,treated hypothyroid. please help!

2 thoughts: The 2 diagnoses that come to mind are hemochromotosis and uremia. Ask your doctor to check a serum ferritin for r/o the former. Your high creatinine may be indicative of the latter. ...Read more

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How to stop losing hair?

How to stop losing hair?

Determine cause: There are many different possible causes for hair loss. A dermatologist/ physician can assess to determine the cause of your hair loss and then a treatment plan can be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause losing hair?

What could cause losing  hair?

Many diseases: . Various diseases will cause hair loss from chemotherapy , depression, thyroid problem , ringworm fungus infections conditions like ' alapecia aereata' or patchy baldness due to autoimmune diseases or ringworm infection. .First see your family doctor after medical check up will refer you to a skin doctor. Of course the unstoppable male baldness! ...Read more

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How to know if I'm losing hair?

How to know if I'm losing hair?

Look in the mirror: Look at your comb. Look in the sink. You haven't stated your age or health so if you are looking hair, the cause cannot be known from the information you have provided. ...Read more

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Why am I'm losing hair from the back of my head?

Why am I'm losing hair from the back of my head?

Any pictures?: There are many reasons to do that. If you are allowed to post the picture of that area here, it will be helpful to recognize better. If you don't want to do that, I would go see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why am I losing hair only on the right side of my head?

Why am I losing hair only on the right side of my head?

Alopecia: This can affect men and women. If you are experiencing headaches, however, please see your physician immediately. Alopecia can be transient and temporary. Try Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% shampoo for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I am losing hair. Is it normal after losing weight? What can I do to fix it?

Hair loss: Hair loss may be genetic or can be caused by problems with hormones such as thyroid and can be due to medications, stress, dermatology problems, autoimmune disorders or emotional problems. If your hair loss is severe, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an elderly neighbor lady that is losing hair really bad, what could be causing it?

Hair loss: Ask your neighbor to see her doctor about a possible hormonal problem or other problem that can be causing her hair loss. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more