I have thin hair, baldness, and hair loss after my leukemia treatment which was completed two months ago. Please help.

Q. Is hair loss after leukemia treatment permanent?

Answered by
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 25, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a leukemia patient. My treatment is completed and it ended two months ago. I wanted to ask you about my hair. They are thin and bald from the between (crown side) and I want to know whether it is a permanent loss. My hemoglobin level is 14 grams per deciliter, TLC-4700 per microliter, and platelets 1.74 lakhs per microliter of blood.

Thank you.



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In the majority of people hair regrowth gradually starts to develop. Using 2 % Minoxidil spray can help further. You can consult a specialist doctor and start using the medication with their consent. But in a few people hair regrowth does not occur and a wig can be worn in such cases. You can consult a good cosmetic dermatologist to discuss if hair regrowth does not start in a few weeks.

Thank you.

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