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Doctor insights on: Uncombable Hair Syndrome

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Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Yes/NO: there is no link between OCD and hair loss. HOWEVER it is well established that hair loss is associated in some cases with increased stress level and OCD elevates baseline anxiety and stress. so indirectly untreated symptomatic OCD may be associated with increased baseline anxiety and hair loss ...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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Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

AREATA????: Do you mean ALOPECIA AREATA? There are a variety of different alopecias. Alopecia AREATA sometimes involves all or part of eyelashes or eyebrows Usually not. Nails may be pitted. ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Hair breakage at root.  Kinky hair  texture.  No chemical treated hair for 3 years.   Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft.  Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...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

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Naturally feeling angry nowadays. Could anger be the reason for thinner hair or hair loss?

Naturally feeling angry nowadays. Could anger be the reason for thinner hair or hair loss?

Angry and hair loss: These could only be related if you had a very stressful incident that got you angry and you noticed hair loss about 3 months later. This is called telogen effluvium. I would see and endocrinologist to be sure you have no hormonal problem. ...Read more

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If was diagnosed with pcos polycystic ovarian syndrome, why would I start to develop unwanted facial hair and loss of scalp hair?

If was diagnosed with pcos polycystic ovarian syndrome, why would I start to develop unwanted facial hair and loss of scalp hair?

Male hormones: Besides weight gain, abnormal ovulation, and multiple cysts on the ovaries elevated male hormones is part of the polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis. The unwanted hair growth usually facially and on the abdomen and chest and hair loss is due to elevated male hormones. ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Yes: 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) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Is hair loss from tinea capitis always permanent?

Often: If the infection completely destroyed the hair follicles, yes, hair would be gone forever. ...Read more

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I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.Having thyroxine for high TSH .What is the cause of hair loss?

I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.Having thyroxine for high TSH .What is the cause of hair loss?

Most likely: Due to the hypothyroidism which is now being treated. It will take months after your thyroid level is normalized for the hair breakage to stop, but you won't permanently lose any hair. It regrows, but takes months. ...Read more

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Toddler w/ rapid, complete (bald) scalp hair loss 10 weeks post heart surgery been 2 months with no regrowth. Telogen effluvium? When expect regrowth?

Could be: It also could be alopecia areata. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible that people with leukodystrophy suffer from hair loss?

Not a usual feature: However, many medications can induce hair loss, and would expect many leukodystrophy patients to be treated with a variety of medications. ...Read more

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Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?

Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?

Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, abdomen, etc. There are some medications, such as oral or topical Minoxidil among others and certain health conditions that cam cause sudden excessive vellus hair growth. Please have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...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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