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Losing Hair Head
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?
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
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
I've been losing hair on my head and gaining enormous hair on other body parts (face, neck, shoulders and even on ears) all started 2 years ago, help!
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options or endocrinologist or both. This way you can find out. ...Read more
I m 21 years male...I m losing hair at side of head....Other parts hair are too thiner...How can I have thick and strong hair?
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?
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
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
Fat pads around neck, swollen face, depression, anxiety, mood swings, weight gain cant lose weight, hair loss on head, is it cushing's disease?
Cushing's vs thyroid: You need to see your doctor and have a workup. You could have Cushing's or possibly thyroid disease. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have a small black lump on my clit. It becomes irritated and hurts. It has also started to itch. I have also been losing more head hair than usual.?
Must see MD: No, not must see TV but an MD to assess your situation and determine outcome. ...Read more
Hair loss: That sometimes happens. See your doctor to have your thyroid checked. ...Read more
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
I am losing hair on the right side of my head and it became as a hole please can you help me to solve this problem. Thanks.?
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
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
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
I am male 23 frm india. I am losing my front head hairs now completely front portion is bald. Any medicine for this?
Minoxidil: 5% minixodil foam works well in regrowing hair and keeping what you have. However, you must continue using it twice a day. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 21 year old female. My father has lost 90 % of his hair from body as well as head. I'm also losing hair. Which disease is this?
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
Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?
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 have hirsutism and fear taking meds to lose hair growth on my head instead of my buttocks and face. Help.
My face is always dry and scaly even after using just water, and I've been losing hair with a red scalp. I also am having head pains.
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
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