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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

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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My hair has been falling out in clumps. My doctor started me on a medication about a month ago but it isnt helping. Is there anything else i can do?

My hair has been falling out in clumps. My doctor started me on a medication about a month ago but it isnt helping. Is there anything else i can do?

It can be: an endocrinologic or autoimmune disorder. It needs to be ruled out among other causes. It needs to be treated according to the cause of the hair loss. See a dermatologist. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I've alopecia taking levo 25 for hypothyroid got steroid injections but my hair falling out in clumps what blood test I should do what's the solutions?

I've alopecia taking levo 25 for hypothyroid got steroid injections but my hair falling out in clumps what blood test I should do what's the solutions?

Not much: unfortunately if your thyroid and your iron level are normal and you still have hair loss, there is not much you can find out in terms of blood test. Is this alopecia areata? it is linked to thyroid disease, which you are being treated for already. ...Read more

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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

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Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...Read more