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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 nodules in thyroid cause gray hair and weight gain?

Can nodules in thyroid cause gray hair and weight gain?

Not directly: But could have a common cause, such as iodine deficiency. ...Read more

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Sir, my father or mother did'nt have white hair at an early age. N I did'nt have thyroid problem. Then wht is the reason for my white hair at age 19yrs?

Nutrient deficiency: Nutrient deficiencies like biotin and other b vits can lead to premature aging/graying as can built up environmental toxins and heavy metals. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help evaluate with specialized testing for nutritional deficiencies like metametrix organix profile and help you correct them. ...Read more

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I am 23 yrs old I hv thyroid. N I m hving gray hairs n its increasing. I also hv medi thyronom 25 power. In mng everyday. Pls help for stoping gray hair?

I am 23 yrs old I hv thyroid. N I m hving gray hairs n its increasing. I also hv medi thyronom 25 power. In mng everyday. Pls help for stoping gray hair?

You want: To see an expert, an endocrinologist. This would be the best way to answer your question. Perhaps a dermatologist can help also. But endocrinology is almost a must.

Good luck ...Read more

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Helo. I m 23 yr. I hv thyroid. N I hv hair fall. But now I could c I hv gray hair. Not 1 or 2 its more. Pls help. I don't want to do hair color. Proper treatmt?

Helo. I m 23 yr. I hv thyroid. N I hv hair fall. But now I could c I hv gray hair. Not 1 or 2 its more. Pls help. I don't want to do hair color. Proper treatmt?

Gray hair: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

No: Unless it's sweats, thyroid disease should not cause greasy hair. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Thyroid: An underactive thyroid can cause very dry skin and hair but an overactive thyroid can cause oily hair and very smooth skin. Other symptoms of an overactive thyroid include diarrhea, or frequent stooling, loss of hair, rapid heart rate and even irregular heart beat. Check with your doctor and if you have any other symptoms they could run a thyroid test to evaluate. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Low thyroid: Having low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroid) can cause hair to become thin and brittle. It would be reasonable to have your thyroid hormone leves checked along with a tsh. ...Read more

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Does your hair regrow from hairloss (diffuse thinning) caused by thyroid problems.

Thyroid alipecia: Hair loss due to influence of thyroid illness is corrected when thyroid is normal there is a delay of approximately 12 weeks since normal status. ...Read more

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I am getting early white hair on scalp as well as beard. What could be the cause and solution for the same. I am just 25 years old.

I am getting early white hair on scalp as well as beard. What could be the cause and solution for the same. I am just 25 years old.

Genetic: Age at which you acquire gray hair is generally determined by genetics. Long periods of emotional stress can accelerate the process. The only available solutions are stress reduction (or hair dye). Be well! ...Read more

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What causes white hair / baldness?

What causes white hair / baldness?

Genetics: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments (like chemo) can also cause hair loss or gray/discolored hair. ...Read more

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Does masterbation cause white hair??

Does masterbation cause white hair??

Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or white hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, alter your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more

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Does masturbation causes white hair?

Does masturbation causes white hair?

No: I'm sorry anyone told you something this foolish. It will also not make you hairy, bald, short, infertile, smooth, stupid, unspiritual, a loner, psychotic, or a sexual cripple on your wedding night. These are all tales that people with dark agendas tell teens to frighten and control them. Do your own thinking, and maybe even talk with your same-sex parent. ...Read more

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Only 22 years old and my hair seems thinner and small part of hairline looks like it's receding. Grows very slow. What could cause this? Thyroid?

Hormone problem: It could be thyroid, if either too high or too low could lead to hair loss but could be another hormone abnormality also so talk to your doctor about having the thyroid and androgen levels checked. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause oily hair and increased leg hair?

MAKES BRITTLE/LOSS: The lack of enough thyroid hormone can cause hair loss and chnges in hair. It causes brittle hair and can be cause of hair loss in men and women
It also causes hair loss in arms, legs, eyebrows and pubic area but does not cause increased leg hair ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Not directly: Thyroid disease is usually caused by autoimmunity, where the immune system make abnormal antibodies that target someone's own proteins. People with one autoimmune condition may have others, including a situation where antibodies target melanin-proding cells in hair follicles leading to hairs without pigment (white or gray). ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the drug imatinib (gleevec) cause graying or white hair?

I'm wondering can the drug imatinib (gleevec) cause graying or white hair?

Yes.: Yes, some patients on imatinib report graying of the hair due to the drug. The good news is that CML patients taking imatinib have the possibility of living long enough to get gray hair from old age, an option not available before that drug was developed. So keep the side effect in perspective. It is safe to use hair dye while on imatinib. ...Read more

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What would cause a young man to have white hair?

What would cause a young man to have white hair?

White hair: If your mother or father's hair turned white at an early age, you may be genetically programmed for premature graying. Your genes determine when production of melanin stops, and your dna may destine you to platinum hair at an early age. ...Read more

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How long will the hair drop cause by thyroid.?

How long will the hair drop cause by thyroid.?

Depends: Hair loss due to thyroid disease resolves when thyroid levels normalize. If hair loss continues after thyroid levels are normal then it is due to another cause. ...Read more

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I m 18 now. I had some white hair popping out when I was 13. What cause it?

I m 18 now. I had some white hair popping out when I was 13. What cause it?

Forelock: This is a genetic characteristic and nothing to be concerned about. It may or may not enlarge over time. If it concerns you you can use a rinse to darken the area. ...Read more

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My 1year 2month old boy has 1 white hair growing. He had a tonsure at 1.is the white hair cause of conCERN? What reasons?

My 1year 2month old boy has 1 white hair growing. He had a tonsure at 1.is the white hair cause of conCERN? What reasons?

White hair: Is one that has run out of pigment. It is common to have a stray white hair or even a patch or tuft. This is not something to worry about. Have you other concerns about your child? Growing? Gaining weight? Eating enough to make all grandparents happy? Developmental milestone OK?

I wouldn't start doing a lot of blood tests for one white hair if that's the only thing. ...Read more

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I have patches of white hair growing randomly in my facial hair. Is there a cause, cure please. What next step should I take.

No specific cure: There are no specific cures for this. If associated with a skin condition, you may want to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Pre-mature graying: It is believed that hair turning white is caused by the production of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle. While stress can do many many things, there has been no direct linkage that I know of correlating one with the other. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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What causes single long white hair to grow in body?

Exam needed for diag: Your question is missing a lot of information which is necessary to make this diagnosis. The chief one is a photograph. A dermatologist's main tool is his eyes looking at the lesion. There are so many causes for such a thing that it's impossible to tell you. Frankly I don't want to give misleading information. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Gray Hair (Definition)

Gray or silver hair may occur during the aging process. There is usually less pigment in ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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White Hair (Definition)

Hair is an outgrowth of the epidermis that is made of keratin. ...Read more