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I am 43 years old and had a hysterectomy 17 years ago. Now I'm having facial hair and losing hair on head, please help?

I am 43 years old and had a hysterectomy 17 years ago. Now I'm having facial hair and losing hair on head, please help?

Not related: The hysterectomy that long ago wouldn't cause or contribute to the new facial hair, and hair loss. Which could be due hormonal issues, nutrient deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction or other causes. ...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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Ask a health question...What could cause a 56 yea r rold female to start losing hair on her head?

Ask a health question...What could cause a 56 yea r rold female to start losing hair on her head?

Age, low thyroid: Hello, loosing some hair is a natural part of aging for men and women, so it may be part of life. A low thyroid hormone level could also explain it. This would require a blood test. ...Read more

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I'm losing hair on my head and growing hair on rest of my body what could be possibly wrong with my body?

I'm losing hair on my head and growing hair on rest of my body what could be possibly wrong with my body?

Hair: May all just be normal male response to testosterone: male pattern baldness; growth of body hair. Or may be upset in hormonal system. If the hair patterns are unlike those of parents/grandparents, consult with fp for reassurance &/or testing for hormonal imbalance, hormone-secreting tumor, etc. ...Read more

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Blood tests are normal. Nothing wrong. I'm 21 and am losing hair only from my head since 11. Everywhere else it grows perfect. Getting married in 2 yrs?

Blood tests are normal. Nothing wrong. I'm 21 and am losing hair only from my head since 11. Everywhere else it grows perfect. Getting married in 2 yrs?

See below: There are a number of causes of female baldness and you may see this site for more information.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001173.htm
it would be prudent to consult your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a detailed history, physical examination and evaluation of your endocrine function. ...Read more

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Hi I've start using minoxidil 5% but my hair loss get worse and I just put minoxidil on my crown but losing hair all over the head please answer thx..

Hi I've start using minoxidil 5% but my hair loss get worse and I just put minoxidil on my crown but losing hair all over the head please answer thx..

Alopecia: Male pattern baldness is helped but not fully prevented by minoxidil. It takes many weeks for the benefit to be clear. There is another treatment that is additive to help prevent male pattern baldness - the pill finasteride (1mg). Marketed as Proscar for prostate cancer (5mg pills can be split in 4), or as Propecia for baldness treatment. Both treatments have to be continued indefinitely. ...Read more

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Why am I losing body hair but not head hair?

Why am I losing body hair but not head hair?

Information: Each area of the body is under a different gentic control mechanism. ...Read more

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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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Should a man who is losing his hair shave his head to look younger?

Should a man who is losing his hair shave his head to look younger?

Alopecia: I do not think so, it is better to check with your doctor to figure out what is the cause for you hair loss and treat it. ...Read more

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What can cause for girls to lose their hair on their head at a young age?

What can cause for girls to lose their hair on their head at a young age?

Stress!: The number one reason for hair loss is stress. Hormones may play a role in hair loss as well, so doctors get thyroid levels and hormone levels. Go see your doctor. Medications also can do it. ...Read more

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I am only 21 and I have been losing hair in the back of my head & my hair has been receeding, is there anything I can do to reverse this?

I am only 21 and I have been losing hair in the back of my head & my hair has been receeding, is there anything I can do to reverse this?

Not likely: Sorry to burst your bubble. Receding hairline is often hereditary. You may want to ask your doctor to check thyroid level and iron level to make sure there is no other potential cause. ...Read more

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I am losing hair in the center of my head. I got surgery there a three months ago there and it still hasn't healed yet. Not a major surgery?

Circulation: Your recent surgery could affect blood supply to the hair follicles, which should recover with time. Difficult to discuss without knowing reason and type of surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 24 years old. I'm losing hair on the top of my head. I have a balding parting line. How do I regrow hair and stop it from falling?

Depends on the cause: There are various reasons for losing hair, also called alopecia. So the treatment depends entirely on the treatment of the cause. ...Read more

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I am an 18 years old boy and I have recently started losing hair in frontal part of my head, I have sufferred mental pressure rcntly, what should I do?

I am an 18 years old boy and I have recently started losing hair in frontal part of my head, I have sufferred mental pressure rcntly, what should I do?

It happens: Your hair grows and sheds in cycles, with each of us losing 50-100/day while other inactive hairs start growing again. A significant stress, childbirth, major illness, etc. Can change the cycle of shedding and cause a disruption. The body should eventually reset back to a normal pattern, yet it would be good to have this checked out by a physician to make sure another issue is not hiding behind this ...Read more

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Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Testosterone: As men get older, testosterone gets higher and causes you to lose the good hair on your head but you start to grow it in "less useful" places. One of the very exciting parts of getting older. :-\. ...Read more

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I'm losing hair in the front part of my head I noticed two bald spots what is this caused by please help I'm really scared?

I'm losing hair in the front part of my head I noticed two bald spots what is this caused by please help I'm really scared?

Female Hair Loss: There are multiple causes of this from too much traction due to hairdos to autoimmune diseases. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a timely diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have hirsutism and fear taking meds to lose hair growth on my head instead of my buttocks and face. Help.

I have hirsutism and fear taking meds to lose hair growth on my head instead of my buttocks and face. Help.

Don't be affraid: You should take your medication. It will regulated your hormones and reduce your body hair without causing you to lose hair from your scalp. In fact, if you don't take your meds, the hormones in your body could cause you to lose hair on your scalp. ...Read more

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What could cause sore spots on head and hair loss? I'm losing hair in large amounts and I wake up with tender spots on my head, very sore to the touch.

Fungal infection: It sounds like you may have a fungal infection of the scalp called tinea capitis. This requires an exam and evaluation by a doctor to make this diagnosis and to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss is going on for an year now. I also experience pain in frontal head from where I am losing hair while massaging my scalp. What should I do?

How to prevent hair loss is going on for an year now. I also experience pain in frontal head from where I am losing hair while massaging my scalp. What should I do?

Seek Qualified Help: Genetic or Medical issue? Before you go shopping for hair growth products, treatments & services, the first most important thing to do is find a doctor qualified to diagnose, measure, treat & track your hair loss/hair growth over time. Find an ABHRS-certified Hair Restoration M.D. to evaluate your situation. You need a specialist on your side & this may NOT necessarily be your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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