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Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female pattern hair loss otherwise called androgenetic alopecia, is when a woman starts getting bald patches or hair thinning due to hair fall. It is a hereditary condition, and it commonly affects women after their menopause, but can also appear earlier. This condition has to be diagnosed and treated early to prevent further hair loss or to regrow hair.

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Why is my hair fall getting worse day by day and falling out in chunks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, and I have been experiencing severe hair fall for the past four years. Recently it has got worse, and it is falling out in chunks. It gives me a lot of stress and anxiety. It lowers my self-esteem. What could be the cause of this? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer me the following to help you better. Is it a female pattern hair loss? How is your central parting? What about hair thinning? Is it tractional alopecia? Do you always do tight hairstyles or ponytails? Is your hair loss diffuse? Any history of the st...  Read Full »

What can I do to help my excessive hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I am experiencing excessive hair loss. What could be the possible reason for this? What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This type of hair loss could be due to female pattern hair loss or telogen effluvium. I need to ask you a few questions. Do you get your periods regularly? Did you fall sick or any illness (5-6 months) before this hair fall started? Do you have any thyroid disease, o...  Read Full »

How to manage hair loss and thinning?

Query: Hi doctor,I am facing tremendous hair loss for the last ten months. Every time I touch my hair, I get strands of hair in my hand. I am also facing hair thinning. No shampoos or serums or home remedies helped in this case, and hair fall persists. Please suggest what can be done. Kindly recommend some...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have a receding hairline? Do you have central parting? Is there any female pattern hair loss? Do you have diffuse hair loss? Is the scalp itchy or flaky? Do you have dandruff or greasy scales on the scalp? Do you take insufficient protein intake? Do you have any v...  Read Full »

What are the main causes behind my hair thinning and bald spots on head?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. My hair is thinning at a fast rate and I am getting bald spots at the top of my head. And I am not taking any medication for that. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you have lost a lot of hair. Now in women, most common causes of hair loss are female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. Some women can develop telogen effluvium over female patter...  Read Full »

How can I fix my thin hair problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am only 26 years old and I notice my middle part wider then before. Should I be concerned? What can I do to fix it? I have very thin hair.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), this widening of mid partition occurs in female pattern hair loss (FPHL). FPHL is a kind of alopecia of women in which gradual hair thinning and widening of mid partition line occ...  Read Full »

Will altered levels of Vitamin B12 and D contribute in excessive hairfall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am witnessing excessive hair loss. I do not have any thyroid issues. In the past two to three months, the hair loss has exponentially multiplied. I do not feel like keeping my hair open as they keep falling everywhere. I am taking Vitamin B12, Vitamin B, and D3 tablets. My Vitamin B1...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. I understand that hair fall can be really stressful. Now there are multiple causes of hair fall in females. But the most common causes are female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and telogen effluvium. Now I need to ask you a ...  Read Full »

What cause hair loss across in the forehead and pigmentation on the nose in females?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hair loss across my forehead area and pigmentation on my nose and cheeks for the past 15 years.  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hair loss over the frontal area of 15 years duration is suggestive of a diagnosis of female pattern alopecia. There are multiple treatment options for you. Minoxidil, Finasteride, Dutasteride, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) are among them. The exact treatment depends upo...  Read Full »

There is continuous abnormal hair loss in a female patient. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 38 has been suffering from abnormal hair loss for the last few years. Hair continuously falls the whole day. It is so severe that we have to clean the rooms every few minutes. Even without any touch on the head, it falls continuously. We have a daughter aged 10. We consult...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your wife's concern. Has she done a blood test recently for thyroid profile, hemoglobin level, serum ferritin levels? Could you please attach the prescription and revert back? Also, send the image of her scalp. I would like to see if it is generalize...  Read Full »

Will combined oral contraceptive pills help treat acne and female pattern hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female, and I am currently taking Tetracycline tablets 500 mg, twice a day for my adult acne. I have been taking them since last year. Previous to this, and sometimes still, I use Duac 10 mg or 50 mg topically. I used this on my back and face for about a year before ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have been on Tetracycline for quite a long time. There are other options also like you said oral Isotretinoin, which gives very good result in patients with acne. But if the patient is on this medication, then it is advised to avoid pregnancy. At least there should be ...  Read Full »

Why do I have extremely pigmented underarms and thinning hair?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do I have extremely pigmented underarms? I use lime juice to whiten my underarm. Is it good? How to get rid of it? And, my hair is thinning on top of my head. Please help. I have never been to a dermatologist.  Read Full »

Dr. Mansuri Uzzaif Usmangani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Never use lime juice on any part of your body, as lime apart from having natural vitamin also contains other things which can worsen the skin condition. Hair thinning in the crownrequires special treatment in the form of lotion and special medicated shampoo. It can be c...  Read Full »

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