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What Blood Test Is There To Determine Why I An Losing My Hair
Get treated: The causes of elevated blood pressure are too many.... The answwr is simple, get treated. Stiff arteries, high cholesterol. Overweight, diabetes, familyhistory.... How old are you? Do you have headache, chest pain? Regardless of the cause, it is essential that you get treated. Go to your doctor...Discuss, ask.. Do not be shy... .. ...Read more
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
What specific blood test or any test for that matter can I do to know what's causing my baldness of my head. ?
Physical exam: Bloodwork's basically useless if your basic thyroid labs, which I assume you've had, are noraml. It's male pattern baldness, seborrhea, alopecia areata, or telogen effluvium, or something very uncommon. The diagnosis will be made on physical exam. It may or may not be treatable. If not, embrace it -- many of the most macho men remove all their body and head hair. Best wishes. ...Read more
My doctor is having me do some blood work to check my hormone levels. What exactly is he looking for?
Hard to say: There are many hormones. The search is probably based on your symptoms. ...Read more
What to do if I had my blood tests done and pee sample.. can this tell if there is something wrong?
Sure: Depending on the blood tests you can see white count, anemia, platelets, liver functions, kidney functions, thyroid m rheumatoid and so on Urine can be a start to see if blood is in the urine , bacteria, infection, concentration. Its a good screen tool but broad its hard to make a diagnosis just on the labs yu need a good history and physical ...Read more
What can I do to stop night whole body itches? Is there anyway in finding what causes it? What test can be done and what can I request from my GP?
Usually the work up: for pruritus differs if it lasts less or more than 6 weeks. I would make appointment to see board certified dermatologist for work up ...Read more
What should I do if I have a rash on my skin. No one really knows what it is. Is all over my body. Can a blood test help determine what it is?
A dermatological: Evaluation is likely to be your best bet. The specialist will advise you if blood work or other testing is indicated. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my hair is falling out is it because of my weight loss I'm only 18..please help?
What can I do if my pal is an alcoholic and has started to urinate blood , what illness could this be ?
Why is the doctor wanting me to do a blood test, saying it might show a difference in my allergy levels. Is this true and how?
Should i be concerned if my mother was adviced to have ck-nac test, can any one tell me please what's the siginifiance of this test and why it is done ?
Screening: I would suggest that once the results are known, a follow up appt on Healthtap.com or with the staff at your doctor's office should be made. The test is used as a screening blood test for skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle injury/inflammation. There are different types of CK and your doctor may order additional testing if it is abnormal. ...Read more
How to know which blood type I have ? I mean if i know the blood type of my parents ? Without a blood test, is it possible ?
I checked my diabetes it is normal, but still i pee a lot. Is there any other checkup for this. What to ask to the doctor.
Possible infection: If you have diabetes and your blood sugar is weel controlled, the urinary frequency may be related to an inflammation in the urinary tract, possibly related to an infection. Suggest you see your doctor and report the symptom. The doctor can oreder tests to check for infection. ...Read more
Not directly: Anxiety is a complex problem. It can be found in isolation as a unique problem, or it may be a result of other issues or made worse by other issues. Some medical problems can worsen anxiety, one example being hyperthyroidism, and this can be tested by blood test. However, discuss your symptoms with your doctor who can put together the whole clinical picture. ...Read more
Full name: Would you please provide the full name of the test. There is no standard test called "igs" For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What happens if I have an abortion and don't tell my parents, is there any way they could find out I had one?
No: HIPPA laws keep your records confidential except in very rare cases. If you don't tell, they should not know. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my reverse primer for my PCR forms a hairpin structure. is there any way to overcome this?
This is fine: This is just a description of some laboratory medicine procedures and how they worked out. Truth be told, you might enjoy learning something about the structures of nucleic acid. Hairpin structures are part of what makes each of the cells in your body do its work. Better to understand the result itself. ...Read more
Glucose test result please review hi,
does anybody know if my test result are good. I have done 2 hr oral glucose test in order to find out if I have pcos. Im female 33. I have problem to lose weight. Does it means everyth is ok ? I see that second mea
Can you tell me what to do if i had regular blood test and my platelets count came out as 98 out of 130-400. Is this that bad?
Platelets: Your value is significantly below the normal limit but is not at a dangerously low level for spontaneous bleeding. Sometimes platelets may group together before they run through the machine resulting in an erroneously low level, but drugs, marrow failure and many other diseases can also be responsible. Best to investigate further with some follow-up testing to rule out platelet clumping first. Have lab use their anti-clumping method to repeat the test. ...Read more
Hair Loss: Your doctor may perform blood tests to determine if you have a medical condition that causes hair loss, such as thyroid disease, diabetes or lupus. When a diagnosis is difficult to confirm, your doctor may perform a punch biopsy. During this test, the doctor uses a circular tool to remove a small section of your scalp skin's deeper layers. ...Read more
I want to know what the reasons for extensive hair loss. I have alopecia and it appears it's getting worse. What blood test can be done to be determine the scalp inflammation or deficiency in blood or diet?
If you can, find: a Dermatopathologist, and go for a consultation .Also a justifiable 2nd opinion. What type of Alopecia is crucial in guiding treatment and management. What academic medical center is within traveling distance. You will find this type of Sub-Specialist there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 27 yr old female and been experiencing hair loss for the past 3 months. I got a blood test and Dr.said all is ok. Not stressed. What can I do?
I'm24year old f who has been suffering hair loss. My blood test was fine, i'm perfectly healthy, and not under much stress. Why's my hair falling out?
May not know: You might pull your hair in your sleep or under stress. You might be color treating your hair or brushing your hair while it's wet, or wearing ponytails that pull the hairs out. You might be taking a medication that causes hair loss. If none of these are happening see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What specific blood test can detect reason for hair loss during bath? Can headaches have any connection?
No one specific test: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium ...Read more
I am taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss for the last two years. Do i need any type of blood test to see if there are side effects developing.
Hi.I'm going through frontal hair loss after rebounding..gradually its going back...went to dermatologist.he did blood test..all well..except ferritin level its 15..although its come under the range but he said it should b 40...I'm soooo worried..n gettin
Genetic disposition: This is a natural process that one gets hair loss as one advances in age. However frontal type baldness is mainly determined by the Genetic predisposition. Good thing all the blood work came back normal. Worrying does not bring back the hair, unfortunatly. Eat balanced meal and take Multivitamin, try commercially available hair growth medicine . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Name given to blood test for possible Pancreas Damage? Been using Saw Palmetto for Hair loss have read on Medicine Plus Website possible Pancreas S/E
Not your job: It is not your job to order blood tests. If you have a concern then you address it with your family doctor. They will know exactly what tests should be ordered and how to interpret them. ...Read more
I have a great deal of hair loss, since younger, when i got my period. Drs have taken blood test of thyroid, and all tests, they said, came out normal. How can this be normal?
Other causes of hair: If you are continuing to have hair loss and your blood test for thyroid disease is normal, you should consult a dermatologist as there may be local condition of the scalp causing hair loss and he/she may be able to advice you what you can do to prevent further hair loss. ...Read more
Achy, fatigued, hair loss with no answers from doctor. Thyroid blood test is ok- Is lupus a possibility and what blood test to ask for?
No news is good news: No answers from doctors because there is no definitve answer, if any doctor suspects a specific condition he/she would work on it, fatigue and hair loss aren't only common for thyroid disease or lupus, several other conditions share them, and could simply be without a specific reason, at any rate, ANA screen if negative, is a good test for ruling out lupus, wish you wellness, ...Read more
F 35- had every blood test listed in here (thyroid,iron,hormones,all vitamins) done for hair loss. Derm. says all normal. What should be next step?
Adapt to this: You probably have either telegen effluvium which will self cure or alopecia areata for which your choices are a wig, a ball cap, or simply going out as you are. Many people, both men and women, will find the latter choice exotic and fascinating, especially if you are physically fit and have good interpersonal skills. Best wishes. ...Read more
Suffer hair loss,no heridity issue...scalp itchy,dandruff.All ant-DDF shampoo use,no result...minoxidil useful ? should i do blood test or checkup?
Itchy scalp: You have over the counter products time to go a doctor usually start with a dermatoligistb ...Read more
Hi I have suddenly got weight gain, memory loss, hair loss, pain in legs etc which I felt the symptoms of thyroid and I have undergone the blood test. The TSH is 0.4 where normal values is 0.5-6.50 Is my result is normal. The symptoms persist still.
I lose my hair a lot I have blood test done my dr fine out I have low sex hormone biding globe what cases sex hormone biding globe please answer thanks?
Many possibilities.: Shbg levels are decreased by testosterone, anabolic steroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, low thyroid levels, diabetes, obesity, cushing's syndrome, and high growth hormone levels. Your doctor should be able to determine which of these (if any) are causing your hair loss, and treat you accordingly. ...Read more
Had blood test all fine but liver levels abnormal. I never drank alcohol or smoked anything. Now due a scan, is this y I am losing a lot of hair?
My son is only 14 and he thinks hes losing hair. Could a regular family doc tell if hes losing hair through blood test. He don't lose a lot only little.
Physical exam: Is he losing his hair? Telogen effluvium and alopecia areata can both affect teens and don't need blood work. As junior learns about his changing body, he may have noticed that individual hairs get lost all the time as the follicles go through their cycle. Reassurance may be all that's needed. Teens don't like advice from parents and he may have to figure this out on his own. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi i'm losing hair since 2009 from the crown but my hair line is perfect my all blood test,thyroid is normal i'm using propecia (finasteride) but is not helping y ?
Hereditary: Sounds like hereditary balding. Not a lot you can do. There are transplants and some products out there you could try ...Read more
I was losing hair/ brittle was told to take 65 mg of iron after a blood test. Should I be worried about my heart? I forgot to mention the fluttering.
I lose my hair to much and i went to hospital and the do for me blood test for vitamin d and i take tablet for vitamin d but still I am loosing hair?
Lost urge to masturbate. lose erections in middle of foreplay. Blood test and ultrasound are normal, doctor says in my head but I feel something's up.
Here are some ...: You need a comprehensive evaluation, which starts off with reviewing your general and sex history, lifestyle, possible drug use or abuse, functional output , erc. since the teenager + physical exam, + tests as needed as suggested by numerous doctors so to deduce possible causes for proposing reasonable Rx / care. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lost urge to masturbate; lose erections in middle of foreplay, morning erections not present; blood test and ultrasound normal,doctor says all in head?
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