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Pcos Hair Loss Reversible
Experiencing hair loss after starting Yaz. Mostly on the sides of head, hairline is also receding. I have PCOS, planning to change BC pill to treat. Could this be reversible or is this likely permanent? Will it grow back? (waiting on derm appmt)
Something wrong: Hair loss due to hormone will be on top, not sides. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is the best of the OC pills for you. It will be much more effective when you add SPIRONOLACTONE and possibly METFORMIN. Losing XS weight will be very beneficial. Any change in menstrual cycles? Weight change? Fevers or illness? Other meds? Surgery or injury? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Abnormal hair loss for almost 1 month. Have PCOS and take medication daily. It doesn't stop or get better. What to do?
Rogaine (minoxidil): Testosterone metabolized to DHT or dihydrotestosterone causes male pattern hair loss in women with PCOS along with acne, thickened body hair, and problems with weight and fertility. Glucophage (metformin) aids in weight loss and fertility and has only rarely if ever caused hair loss. I would try Rogaine 2%(minoxidil) over-the-counter. There is also 5% available by prescription. ...Read more
I'm 32. On feb 3, i had a suction based abortion. I had usg exmn in nov’13 showing mild pcos. Now I have severe hair loss. Is it due to pcos/abortion?
Is there a remedy for severe hair loss due to pcos in women? I am 25 years old and my hair is falling out almost in chunks on a daily basis.
Reduce male hormones: Try reducing your male hormone levels. Oral contraceptive pills will help along with glucophage and a low glycemic index diet. Rogaine (minoxidil) temporarily will help regrow some of the hair. Spironolactone will help block the male hormone levels at the surface of the skin. ...Read more
Can hair removal help pcos women or the situation get worse with that? And what should pcos woman eat? In case of hair loss, hair can grow again?
Removing hair: Will not effect your pcos in anyway. The hair is a byproduct of the hormonal dysfunction related to pcos and changing hair will not effect the pcos itself in anyway. As for diet, this can be a more complex issue, but people with pcos can have trouble with carbohydrates/sugars, and you should consider trying to avoid sweets and sugars, including breads and rice, if possible. I hope that helps! ...Read more
What are the possible causes for a DHEA(S) level of 816 ug/dL? All other hormone levels are normal.
I have hair loss, early satiety, and no PCOS
DHEA: Need to know what is normal for the lab that did the test, what your other medical problems are (if any) and meds you are taking. See me for a 2nd opinion online till 4 AM PCT today. ...Read more
Is it possible for a woman to have hair loss and a little acne without PCOS? No other pcos signs! Is it dairy?
Yes, unlikely dairy: Many things can interrupt the normal growth of hair so that it stops growing and lost hairs are not replaced by new. Most common is significant illness, chemicals, esp cancer Rx, hormone imbalance such as thyroid or cortisol, and autoimmune disorders. Your doctor can do blood tests to check these out. ...Read more