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Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot. Thank you for your question. Please can I ask your age? when this started? and is this all over your body, your head only, and if your head, is it thinning of the hair or patches of hair loss?
Thanks. So hair loss all over is likely to be a stress response, therefore increased stress/anxiety/depression can cause it. However it would likely be reversible. If however this is not the case, or you feel it is unlikely then it would be wise to have a blood test to check you thyroid function as hypothyroidism cause cause this.
Finally if this is associated with itchy areas of hair, this could be suggestive of an overgrowth of a fungus already on the skin, if so, it would be worth using ketoconazole shampoo which you can get from a pharmacy without a prescription
I hope that is of some help, please feel free to ask any questions, please could you also kindly rate my response to your question, thanks
That is a blood test for FBC, ESR and Ferritin, not a thyroid function test
It also shows no result of those above either, is this just the request form?
I see. Please kindly rate my response in explaining the causes of possible hair loss. I will then document what blood tests I suggest you should organise.
Please do let me know, I am logging off in 20 minutes. If I receive a response then I will be emailed to will reply to you this evening, otherwise this will roll onto tomorrow, thanks
Those blood tests would only show if potentially you have iron defiency and if there is a likely autoimmune case. However you showed no results
What about your hair? I have explained the causes with possible treatment options. I am happy to explain the investigations required and go into further detail, but this takes time. Please could you kindly rate my answer to your original question and I would be happy to continue advise you so that you aware the next steps, beyond what I have already explained
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