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Alopecia and Hair Disorders

Also known as Hair Loss and Disorders, Hirsutism, Male Pattern Baldness, Telogen Effluvium, Trichotillomania

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  • Topiramate and severe hair loss

    i am 18 years old and have been taking topiramate since last year for my bulimia. I started with 25 mg a day, moved to 50mg a day and stayed like that for a while. I have no problems with eating disorders anymore . Around winter holidays this year my psychiatrist told me to take 100mg a day.  …

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  • how much years it takes to get more white hairs?

    I am 25 years old and a few days ago I found 4 white hairs on my beard. I checked the roots on my head(big part of it at least) and it doesn't seems like I have a white hair on my head for now. how many years it will probably take to progress further? can it stay like this for the next 3 …

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  • Hirsutism (excess hair growth) causing sore boils

    I was diagnosed with PCOS around 6 years ago , I’m lucky enough to be blessed with all the symptoms,  Irregular periods, bad skin, gain weight easily but the worst side effect has to be the hair growth. I have it EVERYWHERE and it’s really starting to get me down I got laser hair removal on …

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  • Alopecia and or bacterial infection?

    Hi, a month ago I noticed pimples on my scalp and bald patches, scaring with slightly surpressed areas. I already do have heretitary baldness but do have a beard. In winter I usually wear a beanie, so noone including myself have noticed the condition, until I started noticing an itch and mild acne …

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  • Hair loss, birth control!?

    Had the birth control implant put in a couple of years ago, for the first 6 months I had no periods or problems.  After 6 months I started irregular bleeding on and off, a few months later I had my scheduled cervical cancer screening which showed abnormalities, I had a Colposcopy of which the …

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  • Lamictal and Hair Problems

    I’ve been taking Lamictal for a while now because I’m bipolar and I’ve noticed that my hair is thinning from the top of my head. It’s also become very coarse, very curly after having been smooth, shiny and wavy. I saw a doctor and he put me on biotin and other medications for hair loss and a hair …

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  • Help with possible hair loss

    Hi there, I've recently noticed that more hair than usual is falling out when I run my fingers through it/wash my hair. I've also noticed that the hair the the top on my head has started getting thinner but not in the way that makes me think that it is male pattern baldness. I'm 16 and …

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  • Serum Testosterone 17.7 nmol/l! Hair loss main concern

    Hey lovely people of Patient, my doctor was shocked today after we decided to check my hormones that i have Serum testosterone 17.7 (0.3-1.7 range) yes 10x normal Free androgen index 36.1 (0.30-5.62range) 7x normal apparently the highest he has ever witnessed, got to wait for an Endocronologist, …

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  • Acitretin and Hair Loss

    A few months ago I took acitretin for lichen planaus.  It made the condition worse but my dermatologist said to keep taking it.  I finally stopped after two months.  My hair began to fall out it the end of the two hasn't stopped now for 3 months.  I was wondering if anyone …

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  • Hirsutism advice. Vitex? Myo-inositol?

    Hi! I´ve been struggling with hirsutism for a few years now, maybe 5 or 6. And it's getting worse. I handle it with threading and plucking but that´s not really the issue. I haven´t had a period in around 2 years. I don´t have PCOS according to my ob-gyn but my hormones went …

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  • Eliquis and hair loss!! Help!

    Hi I'm 25 and recently broke my hip - I was given Eliquis to take but after 6 weeks I have severe hair thinning and my hair is now falling out more quickly and eyelashes aswell  Does anyone know how long after stopping taking eliquis  the hair loss stops? I've suffered from …

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  • Female with Extreme hair loss for over 6 months!

    I'm 19 years of age, female, and I've been losing so much hair since about July-August.  My hairs thinned out so much, my ponytail is also very thin now. I thinned on the top, sides, even my side burns. I keep noticing premature hairs fall out as well, idk what to call them but small …

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  • I've been losing a lot of hair! I'm only a 16 guy

    Hello! I'm a 16 years old boy and I've been losing a lot of hair the past two years. I've been through things such as crash dieting, anorexia and emotional trauma. There are no signs of androgenic hair loss in my family, but I'm not totally closed to that possibility. I'll add …

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  • Hair Falling After Shaving

    So I decided to shave my head because of dandruff etc. I have decent amount of hairs and never really worried about hairloss. But I am panicing because I shaved my hairs and they are just coming out and are really tiny, I started oiling them today and noticed few of them have fallen and can be seen …

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  • Hair loss

    For about 2 weeks now I have noticed that my scalp and eyebrows have been thinning. It started when I noticed I had clumps of hair come out of my head during a shower. Ever since, my hair is still falling out. My eyebrows have started to fall out too. Mostly at the ends. I also have very itchy …

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  • Has anyone used Vitabiotics Hairfollic?

    Hello. Wondering if anyone has used Vitabiotics hairfollic, one of the wellwoman range? I have had hair thinning over the past 6 months maybe. It is noticeable now and I am reluctant to wash my hair because loads come out in the plughole and when I comb it after washing. I am shedding lots of hair …

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  • Have I irritated my scalp?

    I noticed I was starting to thin on top. I am nearly 26 male. I noticed it in early feb late jan and I panicked, I started using Alpecin shampoo and started washing my hair nearly everyday until I read you shouldn’t so left it a day and my hair was greasy and dry so I washed it, I got another anti …

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  • worried about this any help?

    I have had depression and anxiety for years bow, I am nearly 26 year old guy, who has a ok head of hair if i am properly honest.  I had long hair for about 5 years, never let it go past my shoulders and always had it down, I had that cut to just under my ears and had iy like that until this …

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  • Sudden loss of hair and bodyhair

    So about 5 days ago i was running my fingers through my hair and i noticed that a lot of hair came out. I am 16 and my dad has a full head of hair. Also my moms dad and brother both have full heads of hair. And now today i was putting deodorant on and noticed that a lot of hair was stuck to it. I …

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  • Hair falling out, tried everything suggested already?

    Background info first, I am a 21 year old female, have dyed my hair a fair few times in the past, although I haven't done so now for about 8 months. Also did used to use a lot of heat styling on my hair, but do less of it now due to the hair loss. It must be around 6 - 8 months now, that my …

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  • Temporal Triangular Alopecia successful with FUT/FUE?

    I have a small bald spot close to the temporal region of the right side of my head. I do have a full head of thick hair which makes it easy to hide and I’ve never experienced any thinning hair or hair loss fortunately. So, I think this alopecia spot is congenital, I’ve either had it since birth or …

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  • Alopecia Areata - How I got rid of it

    I don't want to go into too much detail since having this condition wasn't a nice experience, and if you're reading this, you have it, and you know what its like. Anyway, I've had this condition twice--the first time lasted longer.  The first time i got it I was young so didn&# …

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  • Foleculitis is driving me nuts....

    Hello Does anyone else have foleculitis? What do you use to calm it down ? I don't have fungal or infected foleculitis, just common all garden ( which is a blessing) but its driving me nuts. I've had alopecia ariarta for the best part of 7/8 yrs . I can't wear a wig for longer than 2 …

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  • Is my hairline widening or am I paranoid?

    I don’t know if it used to look the same in the past or not but I feel like it’s getting wider. I also have a kind of bald spot just where my hairline is. I haven’t mentioned it to my doctor yet but I’m getting a blood test on Thursday so if there’s anything wrong, it’ll come up. Here’s my …

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  • How can I stop hair loss?

    Hai friends, Nowadays, my long and straight hair seems to be tangled and rough. At first, I believed that it was because of hormonal changes and imbalances. So I consulted a doctor. I had undergone many tests and finally, the doctor told me that the cause of hair loss is hard water. I had read that …

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  • HELP PLEASE

    Does using shampoo everyday cause badlness (alopecia)? I am losing hair but no one in my family (both sides) is bald..

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  • Dandruff

    We often observe different types of hair in different people. While some have dry hair others have oily one and some others have normal hair. Is any particular type of hair more prone to dandruff than the rest? Please help me with a solution. Any suggestions are highly appreciable.  Thanks  …

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