Hair fall is a problem when the rate of hair loss is more than the rate of hair regrowth. The signs of hair fall are losing hair in patches or clumps, thinning of hair, and hair becoming brittle and fragile. Many conditions like thyroid disease, PCOS, cancer, extreme weight loss, and scalp infection can result in hair fall.

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When my MCV values are low, my hair fall is very bad. How to bring my MCV values to normal range?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a female. I had my CBC done, and my WBC is 11600, neutrophils at 7800, RBC count at 6.20, MCV is 79, MCH 24.2, MCHC at 30.9 with P-LCC at 110. My Hb is 15. Are the values normal? What could I do to bring them in the normal range? Also a week ago, I went for blood donation, and I fa...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the Your hemoglobin value, MCH, and MCV values are borderline and not reduce to a level where any treatment is needed. So your MCV and MCH values are not matter of worry. Do not worry about that. Your total WBC count and neutrophils are high. But any inflammation in ...  Read Full »

Will Minoxidil taken for hair fall cause dependency?

Query: Hello doctor, I have receding hairline with overall thinning on the scalp for the past one month. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From history it seems you have androgenetic alopecia (AGA) also known as male pattern baldness. In AGA, hair thinning and hair fall occurs with receding frontal hair line and thinning on top of scalp that is vertex. AGA has seven grades and treatment partially depe...  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 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 »

Kindly suggest a permanent solution for my hair fall.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. My major problem is hair fall, and I am losing 20-25 strands of hair just like that. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel you are suffering from Chronic Telogen Effluvium. Hair fall up to 50 to 60 hairs per day is normal. Nutritional deficiency is the commonest cause. Keep your hemoglobin level above 12g/dl. Are you taking Biotin containing hair supplements? Have dates and fresh...  Read Full »

Does rheumatoid arthritis along with thyroid play a role in excess hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy scalp, visible amount of hair loss from top of the head, and a lot of dandruff. My existing condition is rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid. I am consuming Sazo DS, Nucoxia, and Thyronorm. I visited a dermatologist and attaching the prescription which he gives me. I do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concerns. I read your history and went through your photos and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your photo, it suggests that you have androgenetic alopecia (AGA) that too higher grade. Now, a...  Read Full »

Are there any medicines to regrow hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hair loss. Now I am 50% bald. Some of my friends have regained their hair. My baldness is hereditary. I am also an alcoholic. I need some effective medication for hair regrowth.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and do understand your concern. Is the hair lost from the temple and vertex of the scalp? Is it diffuse hair fall? As you have said it is genetic, I am assuming it is male pattern baldness. But, photographic evaluation of the extent and typ...  Read Full »

I used hair straightener for a longtime and experiencing hairfall of about 100 strands per day. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I was using a hair straightener for a long and did not frequently oil my hair too. This has led to excessive hair fall for the last two months and I am losing not less than 100 hair strands a day. I need proper guidance. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, I understand that your concern is hair loss going on for two months. Any hair loss of less than 100 hairs per day is normal for an individual. Since yours is approximately 100 hairs per day, please answer a few queries so that I may be able to gui...  Read Full »

Will changing shampoo while using Minoxidil cause hairfall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Minoxidil for the past one year. Suddenly in the last three weeks, I am seeing that lots of hair are shedding. I think this because of my shampoo change. Now I have gone back to my original shampoo what I was using earlier, but my still hair shedding is more even after regular ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern about hair fall. Please be aware that any hair fall less than 100 strands per day is normal and you should not be worried as it might just be related to temporary hormonal imbalance, stress, any recent fever, dietary habits, and lifestyle....  Read Full »

I have fungal infection of scalp, dandruff, and hairfall with rheumatoid arthritis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal infection on the scalp, a lot of dandruff, and hair loss at the top of the head. I have existing rheumatoid arthritis and consuming Sazo DS and Nucoxia 120 for it. I recently lost weight by dieting.  Read Full »

Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like you have male pattern hair loss (MPHL). You also complain of dandruff and fungal infection of the scalp. I will need more pictures and detailed history to comment on tha...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve serum iron levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I have been experiencing a rigorous hair fall. I am also feeling tired and dizzy. My skin and hair has become very rough and dry. Also the blood loss during periods is excessive. I got my blood tests done six months back and my serum iron was 36. My doctor had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Serum iron has improved and is almost near normal. The body is using up iron to prepare RBC (red blood cell) and in other activities. Hence, improvement of serum i...  Read Full »

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