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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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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 diseas...  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. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 patt...  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...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Apart from dandruff, what are the other cause of hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old woman and have been losing my hair for about six years. All tests came back negative. My GP prescribed a shampoo as she thought I had dandruff, but I have never had dandruff. I am taking Fexofenadine for urticaria and Naproxen for costochondritis. Also, I have a Mirena ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions it seems that you are suffering from female pattern hair loss. If you can send picture of your scalp it will be better to diagnose. You did not comment on test reports. Are you a diabetic? Are you suffering from hypothyroidism? Since y...  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

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 up...  Read Full »

Shall I try some natural supplement to prevent hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I was blessed with a thick, dark and long hair. For a year or so, I have started experiencing deterioration in the quality of my hair. I am experiencing thinning, loss of luster, split ends and hair fall with alarming rate. I was stressed during my board exams, but i...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can try DasGro supplements. I also suggest Proanagen tablets. Rather than Tricogro hair serum, use Minoxidil 2% lotion twice daily on dry hair for three to six months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the treatment with consent. ...  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. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You 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 shoul...  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 consu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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