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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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Best birth control pills for pcos. I deal with hair loss & painful ovarian cysts.?

Best birth control pills for pcos. I deal with hair loss & painful ovarian cysts.?

Trial and error: There is no one "best" pill for ANY condition, although the pill manufacturers may try to make you believe there is. You need to work with a doctor who can go through the process with you. Good wishes. ...Read more

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PI IBS-D after 6mos. Cdiff infect. Eat lttle; nausea, lots of D/pain. On Levsin (hyoscyamine) etc. Hair fall out \cystic acne on jaw/neck- is it related?

Irritable bowel: IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can be a miserable illness. Hopefully you have a GI doc who can help guide you along. You may be malnourished from all the diarrhea/pain/malabsorption you've suffered through. That could certainly affect hair growth and affect the immune system (weakening it) allowing acne to form. Raw almonds are good for healthy hair. Keep hands away from face to reduce acne. ...Read more

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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

Benign tumor: It's a benign tumor (teratoma) that comes from a cell that can techincally become every other cell in the body so that it generally can have hair, tooth and even some neural tissue. They are benign but generally need to be removed. ...Read more

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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

It is a type: Of abnormal ovarian cyst that is usually benign, rarely it can be non benign, all you have to do is go to google search engine and put in dermoid cyst with hair and you can read all about it and your doc who diagnosed your cyst shpuld have explained everything to you like I do with all of my patients. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause my hair to be falling out? My lymphnodes swell up many times over past yr. With no known reason. My dr has no answer for this.

Can ovarian cyst cause my hair to be falling out? My lymphnodes swell up many times over past yr. With no known reason. My dr has no answer for this.

Infection or other: If your doctor has no answer for it, you may ask your doctor refer you to see a dermatologist. Hair loss could cause by thyroid or skin problem or stress or other reasons, etc. Regarding lymphnodes swelling could be from infection or other hematological causes. Do your doctor do blood test check on white blood cell count? ...Read more

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Why do ovarian cysts sometimes contain hair and teeth?

Why do ovarian cysts sometimes contain hair and teeth?

Ovarian cysts: If this was a dermoid cyst of the ovary, it is ectodermal or skin tissue in origin, just like where hair and teeth come from. Therefore, it can develop hair and teeth in the cyst. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Does anyone with an ovarian cyst have excessive hair growth?

Yes, some at risk: Ovarian cysts are very common and can cause pain, or no symptoms at all. However, a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) can cause many serious problems. Women with pcos usually have irregular periods, infertility and abnormal hair growth. Unusual hair growth in a woman should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a ovarian cysts rupture. A few months ago and I have been losing hair I have a very big patch of hair missing is this normal?

I had a ovarian cysts rupture. A few months ago and I have been losing hair I have a very big patch of hair missing is this normal?

No: Your loss may not be related to your ovarian cyst. Various diseases will cause hair loss from chemotherapy, depression, thyroid problem, ringworm fungus infection, your description looks 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. ...Read more

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I have had ovarian cyst whch was removed. And. Had androgen imbalance too. I have neither nw. ..What should I do for facial n chest hair?

I have had ovarian cyst whch was removed. And. Had androgen imbalance too. I have neither nw. ..What should I do for facial n chest hair?

Depends on the cause: Unwanted facial hair can have many causes. Birth control pills can do it, as can medical conditions that alter hormone levels, such as polycystic ovaries. If you are taking bcps ask your doctor about changing to another brand; if not, ask about testing to rule out internal medical conditions other than those you've already ruled out. ...Read more

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What care should I get? Ovarian cyst removed. Bad acne, unwanted hair. More ultrasounds? What medication?

What care should I get? Ovarian cyst removed. Bad acne, unwanted hair. More ultrasounds? What medication?

PCOS diagnosis: Symptoms hormonal imbalance/pcos include weight gain, acne, thinning scalp hair, excess hair growth, irregular or absent periods, difficulty conceiving, and ovarian cysts, & it elevates risk for Insulin resistance. Usually there is excess of androgens, male hormones. The 2003 criteria for diagnosis are 2 of 3 of androgen excess, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does a dermoid ovarian cyst always include hair, teeth, skin etc? Just had one removed and doc said it needed to come out, why would that be?

Does a dermoid ovarian cyst always include hair, teeth, skin etc? Just had one removed and doc said it needed to come out, why would that be?

Usually: Dermoid cysts contain mature tissues and include one or more of those tissues but not all are always present. It needs to be removed because it will not go away on it's own, could possibly grow larger or even twist upon itself resulting in the need for emergency surgery. If these cysts rupture and spill their contents into the abdomen, peritonitismay develop. ...Read more

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Could my acne be related to ovarian cysts and excess facial hair? Last checked (about a month ago) hormones were okay. My cycles are regular 28 days.

Could my acne be related to ovarian cysts and excess facial hair? Last checked (about a month ago) hormones were okay. My cycles are regular 28 days.

Yes: Respectfully, I doubt we fully understand a woman's hormonal symphony. The question we can answer isn't whether you have a relative excess of androgens or what else may be involved, but whether your acne can be treated effectively. If you want, it can be, whether by the oral contraceptive pill, topical rx (clindamycin, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide), and/or systemic antibiotics. Thanx 4 writing. ...Read more

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Will taking the following vitamins/supplements adversely affect my ovarian cyst: skin, hair, and nail vitamin; maca root; osteo bi-flex?

Will taking the following vitamins/supplements adversely affect my ovarian cyst: skin, hair, and nail vitamin; maca root; osteo bi-flex?

Maca may: Maca can increase testosterone levels which may then affect other hormones. That is the only one that coud affect you. The rest are fine. ...Read more

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23 yof with hot flashes, osteopenia, thinning hair and now ovarian cyst... Thyroid is fine... Any ideas? Not on bc

23 yof with hot flashes, osteopenia, thinning hair and now ovarian cyst... Thyroid is fine... Any ideas? Not on bc

Several issues: There are several areas that should be explored with your doctor. First, get evaluated for a hormonal imbalance. With thinning hair and an ovarian cyst, the diagnosis of pcos is possible. The osteopenia is concerning because of your age but can be caused by some sort of nutritional deficiency, such as vitamin d deficiency or celiac disease (causing difficulty with absorption of vitamins). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease and I was pres birth control to help, I am still loosing hair, in pain and I diet but no change. Help?

I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease and I was pres birth control to help, I am still loosing hair, in pain and I diet but no change. Help?

Pcos with infertily: Your complaints needed a complete gyn checkup but for initial workup you need to have basic lab work including hormone tests: lh/fsh, progesterone, 17ohcort level, etc, ca125 to rule out endometrisis, TSH to ascertain no hypothyroidism. If normail, then you can wait couple of months to see any changes in your c, c, othwise you should proceed for further medical recheck till you know your problem. ...Read more

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Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?

Normal TSH LEVELS: The normal range for TSH is generally stated as 0.5 to 5.0. However, many endocrinologists consider anything outside the range of 0.5 to 3.0 especially if there are clinical symptoms as abnormal. I would follow JP with an endocrinologist. The hair loss is reversible with treatment. ...Read more

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A dr. Said I had polycystic ovarian syndr, but I don't have cysts, obesity or extreme body hair. Only medium acne & menstrual cramps. Is that possible?

A dr. Said I had polycystic ovarian syndr, but I don't have cysts, obesity or extreme body hair. Only medium acne & menstrual cramps. Is that possible?

Yes: The polycystic ovary syndrome has a wide variety of presentations. Anovulation and certain hormonal changes are the key factors although obesity, excessive hair growth, and a certain type of ovarian cysts are common. The menstrual cramps can be part of it if your periods are heavy. You need to be concerned about the Insulin resistance which is common and can lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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My daughter had a ruptured ovarian cyst on Wednesday and today she has sharp pains in head when she moves a certain way. Could the 2 be related?

My daughter had a ruptured ovarian cyst on Wednesday and today she has sharp pains in head when she moves a certain way. Could the 2 be related?

Not related: Can be just a neck muscle is pulled or some other problem, if bothersome, check with your doctor, but not related to ruptured ovarian cyst, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

No: I assume you mean synthroid/levothyroxin for thyroid replacement therapy. This is just a synthetic thyroid hormone for those who cannot make it in their own thyroid. This does not cause cancer. Typically a low functioning thyroid will cause hair loss, not therapy. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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