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Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Get seen: This is probably telogen effluvium and you need a medical workup to rule out serious illness and identify possibly causes. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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I am a female , 25, and my hair is falling out in clumps?

I am a female , 25, and my hair is falling out in clumps?

Causes of hair loss : There are various causes of hair loss, including vitamin deficiency, poor nutrition, endocrine disorders, infections, dermatological issues, stress or other mental health conditions. Recommend seeing your doctor to get a complete evaluation . ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out a lot?

Why is my hair falling out a lot?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

I wash my hair everyother day so why is my hair falling out in chunks?

Not known: You need to see either a dermatologist or an endocrinologist to find out why you are losing so much hair. There might be a problem with your thyroid or your ferritin level which measures the stores off on iron in your body. ...Read more

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My husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.

My husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.

See a dermatologist: Need exam by skin specialist. Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Androgenic alopecia? Poisoning or drug effect? etc etc ...Read more

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My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?

My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?

See below: It sounds like you need seek treat for this. Seeing a dermatologist is a good start. You may also need to have your thyroid checked as this can cause hair loss as well. If you are having joint pain with you psoriasis, you may want to see a rheumatologist as well to make certain that you do not have psoriatic arthritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If hair falls out with a white bulb at the end that hair is broken hair or is it normal shedding my hair falls out with white bulb im worried?

See dermatologist: The best answer would come from seeing a dermatologist and having full evaluation. Would also check T4 and TSH (thyroid function). ...Read more

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My hair comes out in the shower and when I comb it. Falls out mostly on top. But also sides. My hair is coarse. Could I be going bald?

My hair comes out in the shower and when I comb it. Falls out mostly on top. But also sides. My hair is coarse. Could I be going bald?

Hair falling out: Need more information such as is your father bald? If so when did it start with him. Make a family tree and see who got bald and at what age. Some men become bald very early and this runs in family. Assuming your father is not bald and none of his make relatives are bald u are prob OK. This assumes your father is you genetic father of course. If it does not run in your family then check with Dr. ...Read more

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My hair has been falling out a lot lately, in tiny clumps when brushing or washing. Could this be because of stress? Why does hair usually fall out?

Yes: Telogen effluvium, stress-related patchy hair loss, is very familiar. Best get with a dermatologist; they might know a way to treat it. And good luck with your difficulties in your life -- i hope you are able to find good guidance in managing whatever situation you are in. ...Read more

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I noticed strands of hair seem to fall more during august/sept. Not clumps of hair but strands. Is it a seasonal thing? My hair reaches my chin

I noticed strands of hair seem to fall more during august/sept. Not clumps of hair but strands. Is it a seasonal thing? My hair reaches my chin

SEASONAL HAIR LOSS: INTERESTING QUESTION. MANY OF MY FEMALE PATIENTS TELL ME THAT THEY HAVE MORE HAIR LOSS ON THE SCALP DURING THE FALL SEASON. THAT WOULD SUGGEST, FOR YOU ANYWAY, IT IS SEASONAL. SOMEONE HAS SUGGESTED THAT WHEN THE LEAVES ON THE TREES FALL, THEN HAIR LOSS BEGINS IN WOMEN. THAT IS ABOUT ALL I CAN TELL YOU . . . ...Read more

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My hair is falling out. I've always had thick hair, like a horse's tail. For the last few months my hair haas been falling out. Its thin now, hwbc to?

My hair is falling out. I've always had thick hair, like a horse's tail.  For the last few months my hair haas been falling out. Its thin now, hwbc to?

Telogen Effluvium: In a person with telogen effluvium, some body change or shock pushes more hairs into the telogen phase. Typically in this condition, about 30% of the hairs stop growing and go into the resting phase before falling out. So if you have telogen effluvium, you may lose an average of 300 hairs a day instead of 100. Treatment is with B12 injections once a month. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Unusual!: You need a proper evaluation for hair loss- blood work, possibly a biopsy. Get to a dermatologist or start with your primary. Make sure that your liver, kidneys, and thyroid are ok- also make sure that you're not anemic! ...Read more

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My husbands hair is falling out A LOT all of sudden. He's only 19. No bald patches but hair is thinning.

My husbands hair is falling out A LOT all of sudden. He's only 19. No bald patches but hair is thinning.

Thinning hair: Please ask him to see his physician for a history, physical and screening bloodwork. Some early male pattern balding is genetically early, but 19 is very young. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out ?

Many reasons. : Thryoid problems can cause hair loss. Nutritional deficiencies--biotin, magnesium, zinc- can also cause hair loss. Is it in one area or all over? If it is falling out in patches, you need to see a dermatologist. Finally stress--physiologic- such as an illness, surgery, pregancy , can cause hair loss about 6 months later. See your doctor. It can be a sign of another systemic illness. ...Read more

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My hair keeps falling out. Every day i see around ten hairs loosely falling out in single strands so i pull them out.

My hair keeps falling out. Every day i see around ten hairs loosely falling out in single strands so i pull them out.

Get seen: A competent dermatologist with a hand microscope and access to a lab can tell you if this is hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, alopecia areata or one of the other. ...Read more

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What could be causing hair loss in my 4 year old? There are no noticeable bald spot, just clumps of hair falling out.

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). ...Read more

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My hair falling out in the shower, what to do?

There are many: possible causes, which your doctor or even a dermatologist can investigate for you. ...Read more