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What can cause hair thinning in teenage girls? I Am on OC BCP Loestrin Fe 1/20 and 200mg Zoloft (sertraline)

What can cause hair thinning in teenage girls? I Am on OC BCP Loestrin Fe 1/20 and 200mg Zoloft (sertraline)

Hair thinning: You MUST see your primary doctor as soon as possible. If your doctor can help you get back to normal that's OK. If not you must be referred to a specialist. It also seems as if you should also make an appointment with a Psychologist. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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What to do about hair thinning and loss in 20s?

What to do about hair thinning and loss in 20s?

See dermatologist: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. ...Read more

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What can cause female hair thinning at top front like males?

What can cause female hair thinning at top front like males?

Seversal things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could be causing hair thinning on top? Used to take antipsychotics antidepressants benzodiazepines? Also dealing with male pattern baldness sides

What could be causing hair thinning on top? Used to take antipsychotics antidepressants benzodiazepines? Also dealing with male pattern baldness sides

See a dermatologist: It is certainly possible that your hair loss on top is a part of your described male pattern baldness. It can happen at your age. However, an examination of your scalp and pattern of hair loss would be best to determine if there are any other explanations. A dermatologist is most often the best person to see though some primary care doctors are comfortable evaluating hair loss. ...Read more

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What level is TSH for hair thinning to occur?

What level is TSH for hair thinning to occur?

Varies.: Any level that is abnormal (usually low, but sometimes high) can result in hair loss, but the threshold is different for each individual. There are many other causes for hair thinning as well, of course. ...Read more

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Why is my hair thinning?

Why is my hair thinning?

Thinning hair: This is very uncommon at your age and you must see your Gynecologist as soon as you can. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

As a female, why is my hair thinning at 22?

Hair thinning: It is normal to have cyclical hair thinning that could last up to 6 months and will get resolved after that. Just to be on the safe side ask your doctor to check your thyroid. A simple treatment is Minoxidil 2% topical solution which is available over the counter. ...Read more

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Can I take any medicine for lady hair thinning?

Can I take any medicine for lady hair thinning?

Depends: Often female hair thinning or loss is due to hormone decreases primarily estrogen and thyroid so be sure to check those. If not then there are other methods to treat like Minoxidil and some cortisones if condition is autoimmune like alopecia arreata. ...Read more

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What kind of diet can cause hair thinning or loss?

What kind of diet can cause hair thinning or loss?

Biotin?: Some might say a diet rich in biotin can help hair growth but no real diet issues are associated with hair loss. ...Read more