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Doctor insights on: Telogen Effluvium Regrowth Thyroid

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Can telogen effluvium last for 6 months? (Thyroid, ferritin, hormones are all ok)

Can telogen effluvium last for 6 months? (Thyroid, ferritin, hormones are all ok)

Telogen effluvium: Yes. It can take many months for the hair follicles to recover, and then several months more for hair to grow to the length of your other hair. ...Read more

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Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?

Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?

Chronic telogen: By definition telogen effluvium is hair loss after significant stress to the body (ie pregnancy, bad infection). I would be looking for the cause of the stress on the body that is leading to the hair loss. The blood tests you described are appropriate. Is the diagnosis appropriate? Link below from webMD with good info. Hope this helps.http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/effluviums ...Read more

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Why do meds cause hair loss? And if diet or supplements won't help regrowth after meds done--then what to do, wait it out? Derm said telogen effluvium

Why do meds cause hair loss? And if diet or supplements won't help regrowth after meds done--then what to do, wait it out? Derm said telogen effluvium

Meds hair loss: 43 F asks: Why do meds cause hair loss? And if diet or supplements won't help regrowth after meds done--then what to do, wait it out? Derm said telogen effluvium. ANS: few meds cause hair loss so need more details. Wait it out is usually the best answer. But your dermatologist knows you better than anyone here does. ...Read more

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Why would a 13 year old get telogen effluvium?

Why  would a 13 year old get telogen effluvium?

Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications, psychological stress or trauma. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more

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Telogen effluvium caused by undiagnosed diabetes possible?

Telogen effluvium caused by undiagnosed diabetes possible?

Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring hair loss characterized by hair shedding over different areas, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. It is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress, which can include diabetes, or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more

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Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

Can miniaturization of hairs Happen with telogen effluvium?

Growing hairs?: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. ...Read more