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Doctor insights on: What Is The Connection Between Endometriosis And Hair Loss

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How are endometriosis and hair loss connected?

How are endometriosis and hair loss connected?

None: Endometriosis is not related to hair loss. The treatments for endometriosis, such as birth control pills or gnrh agonists (lupron) might have a small increased risk of hair loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Scalp Psoriasis: If someone has moderate to severe scalp psoriasis there is a possibility that they may experience some hairloss or thinning. If the scalp psoriasis is treated, then the hair will usually regrow and thicken. Otherwise, there is little evidence to support a link between psoriasis and hairloss. ...Read more

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Any possible connection between gastritis/ acid reflux and hair loss?

Any possible connection between gastritis/ acid reflux and hair loss?

No: Outside of some extremely rare autoimmune thyroid disorder, there is no connection. The most common cause of baldness (androgenic alopecia) is caused by follicle sensitivity to the sex hormone Dht in genetically susceptible males. Acid reflux is related to esophageal sphincter function and acid production. ...Read more

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What specific blood test can detect reason for hair loss during bath? Can headaches have any connection?

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

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Had miscarriage 10 mos ago, started noticing some hair loss a few months after and still now. Connection? Thyroid/labs ok and derm ordered more labs

Had miscarriage 10 mos ago, started noticing some hair loss a few months after and still now. Connection? Thyroid/labs ok and derm ordered more labs

Possible connection: Pregnancy causes wild changes in your hormones. Most pregnant women notice a nice increase in hair volume, which often falls out after the pregnancy is complete. Whether your hair loss is related to the pregnancy depends on how far along you were at the time of the miscarriage. Hormone levels might be helpful. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Is there "real" help for hair loss for women?  2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Is it true that too much vitamin b causes hair loss?

Hair loss: I am not aware of vit b complex causing hair loss. It may help hair growth: foe example: b6 can help to prevent eczema, dandruff, dry scalp and psoriasis, conditions that can cause hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more