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Doctor insights on: Pre Menopause Hormonal Lupus Scalp Lesions

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What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

See below: Usually autoimmune disease will not cause hair growth instead you would have hair loss. On first glance your condition seems suggestive for pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Talk to your doctor to see if they checked you for this. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

Suspended animation: The scalp and facial hair will remain, but new hair growth stimulation will be reduced. Acne tends to get better as the percentage of the male hormone causing the same is "overwhelmed by the large amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones circulating during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Yes different diseas: Different diseases can co-exist, I am not aware of a syndrome encompassing all those, a rheumatologist and an allergist/immunologist can definitely help, goodluck, . ...Read more

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Sudden hair fall with oily scalp at age 19F. Testesterone DHEA HIV CRP blood tests are normal. Shampoos not helpful?

Sudden hair fall with oily scalp at age 19F. Testesterone DHEA HIV CRP blood tests are normal. Shampoos not helpful?

Hair loss in female: is easier to handle . In men is due to genetically programed early on set of male baldness . You already alluded you have ' oily scalp ' that could be problem , other conditions contribute , like anaemia , poly cystic ovaries, thyroid problems , contraceptives , allergy medications , infections ( fungal ) etc . Don't worry see a dermatologist will cure you. ...Read more

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What can cause primary amenorrhea in 16 year old? Genetic testing normal. Some breast budding. Has crohn's. Starting treatment with estrogen patches.

What can cause primary amenorrhea in 16 year old? Genetic testing normal. Some breast budding. Has crohn's. Starting treatment with estrogen patches.

Primary amenorrhea : If not pregnant, primary amenorrhea at this age is most likely due to your crohn's disease. Other causes are related to primary hormonal dysfunction, especial lack of estrogen and Progesterone hormones. ...Read more

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I am healthy BMI but have PCOS (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?

I am healthy BMI but have PCOS  (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?

Probably now: Alopecia universalis is well-characterized as an autoimmune disease. I have an affected colleague who is an athlete and loves being hair-free. Psoriasis is a common illness with immune mechanisms while PCOS is almost certainly not immune. Diet isn't the key. Going you can and will stay physically fit -- aerobic exercise may help a great deal with your genetic heritage. ...Read more

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Can low complement levels cause lichen planus ( armpit) and tinea versicolor?

Can low complement levels cause lichen planus ( armpit) and tinea versicolor?

Yes and no: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection. It may present due to a decrease in the immune system (low complement). Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorder of unknown origin. Various autoimmune illnesses are associated with increased incidence in lichen planus. Secondary raynaud's disease also has been linked with some autoinmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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24 y/o, frequent heartburn, pituitary macro prolactinoma, (being treated), fatigue calcium level 10.1 could it be multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

24 y/o, frequent heartburn, pituitary macro prolactinoma, (being treated), fatigue calcium level 10.1 could it be multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

Need Clarification: Calcium 10.1 is normal. Then you are asking if somebody has prolactinoma, what is the chance of men type 1? Very low possibility since prolactinoma is not common and men is a rare disease. Fatigue is very non-specific finding that can be seen in diverse types of condition or disease. Plz talk to pcp. ...Read more

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Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Details: It sounds as though you have had a thorough evaluation by a doctor. The doctor with all the details is the best one to ask. Birth control pills are commonly used in this circumstance to provide cycle regulation. ...Read more

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62-yr woman w: diarrhea sudden weigh loss depression insomnia 15 lung nodules appear benign rash on legs. Cbc thyroid pancreas appear normal. Cause?

62-yr woman w: diarrhea sudden weigh loss depression insomnia 15 lung nodules appear benign rash on legs. Cbc thyroid pancreas appear normal. Cause?

See your doctor: You should discuss the need for further tests with your doctor including a biopsy of the lung nodules if recommended. You may need a stool sample to test for blood and a ct scan of your abdomen, chest and head. ...Read more

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1 ash leaf spot, 1 cafe au lait spot, sleep myoclonus in 5 year old; how are dermatologic skin lesions related to nerves? can u please explain?

1 ash leaf spot, 1 cafe au lait spot, sleep myoclonus in 5 year old; how are dermatologic skin lesions related to nerves? can u please explain?

It's embryology: The embryonic neural tube, which will develop into the brain and spinal cord, induces the formation of a new type of cell superiority, called neural crest cells. They will become many different cell types, including melanocytes, which make pigment in the skin, as well as an amazing number of others, including neurons of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, So they are related. ...Read more

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Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Does a pcos woman have a new scalp hair regrowth during pregnancy?how can pregnancy affect scalp hair?

Pregnancy and hair : during pregnancy a higher percentage of your hair moves into the growth phase. After delivering a higher percentage goes into the sheading phase. This results in postpartum hair loss called telogen effluvium. This is not unique to PCOS patients ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more