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Doctor insights on: Will Hair Grow Back After Starting Thyroid Medicines

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What do the experts think, should my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid issues?

What do the experts think, should my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid issues?

Grows back if treate: Once you treat and bring the thyroid level to normal, and if that is the cause of hair loss, hair will grow back. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Probably: If you got the problem corrected then it should grow back. It may take a while. Now, if you were bald before the thyroid problem, then you may just be out of luck. ...Read more

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Lost a patch of hair than found out I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back? It's been 6 years and will i loose more hair?

Lost a patch of hair than found out  I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back?  It's been 6 years and will i loose more hair?

Possibly: Thyroid level changes, either going up or down are associated with temporary hair loss. A chronically low level causes chronic hair loss. Autoimmune disorders, such as hashimotos can be associated with a chronic diffuse hair loss. Alopecia areata is a seperate but associated autoimmune disorder in which one loses patches of hair resulting in bald spots. This can be treated. ...Read more

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What's the use of taking thyroid medicines when your hair gonna fall out, way too many side effects, terrible i guess i'll be fat forever, smh?

What's the use of taking thyroid medicines when your hair gonna fall out, way too many side effects, terrible i guess i'll be fat forever, smh?

Thyroid hormone : If you are overweight, taking thyroid hormone for weight loss is a very wrong approach. If you have hypothyroidism, taking thyroid hormone supplement won't cause hair loss. You should discuss it in details with your local physician to find the best way and safe way to treat your medical needs. ...Read more

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I was taking a medicine for a month that made my testosterone raise and i experienced hair loss so i quit taking it. Will my hair grow back?

I was taking a medicine for a month that  made my testosterone raise and i experienced hair loss so i quit taking it. Will my hair grow back?

It should . . .: So let me get this straight. You're a 26yo female who was prescribed testosterone? Hair loss associated w/t is due to excess t being converted into Dht (dihydrotestosterone). Once that level drops back to normal, hair loss should resolve. Of course, hair loss might also be coincidental to another health stressor. Best to chat w/prescribing doc re medication side effects. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back after yrs of being pulled out and if so how long will it take and what can I do to make it grow back?

Will hair grow back after yrs of being pulled out and if so how long will it take and what can I do to make it grow back?

Sometimes: Unfortunately there are many aspects and factors to this question. Hair can often grow back after months to years, but may not if return if there is damage to the hair follicle. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back after sebohhreic dermatitis?

Will hair grow back after sebohhreic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't usually result in loss of hair. It just leads to itching and flaking of the skin on the face and in the scalp. I suppose that if you scratched an area enough that there was inflammation, infection, and scarring there could be permanent hair loss. But that wouldn't be due to the seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more