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conflicting diagnoses of alopecias TE and AGA

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  • Posted By: Lydia_M
  • December 21, 2007
  • 02:50 PM

Hi everyone, this board will not let me use paragraphs or modify the text in any way (I don't know this is probably my computer?)so I'm sorry this post is difficult to follow. I am female, early 20's, Asian. In brief, here are my symptoms: Severe diffuse shedding (300+ hairs per day) for a year. Lost 2/3 of hair all over head. Other scalp-related symptoms include itchy, sore, red scalp, occasionally pus. Thyroid and iron levels normal. CONCLUSION: DIAGNOSED TE. CAUSE NEVER DETERMINED. A year after decrease of shedding (now 30-80 hairs per day), no hair grown back, major loss of hair on crown. Scalp still itchy, sore, red, with occasional pus. FIRST DERMATOLOGIST DIAGNOSED ONGOING TE. DIFFERENT DERMATOLOGIST DIAGNOSED AGA. CAUSE NEVER DETERMINED. Soon going for tests for PCOS and adrenal problems. Won't get tests back until mid january so until then can anyone help? SORRY FOR DIFFICULTY TO READ POST AND MY POOR ENGLISH THANKYOU!!

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  • try to put some cream on your scalp maybe anti itch cream cause your itching may be causeing your skin to flake and the red scalp regrowth of hair can cause itchy scalphave you recently had a baby cause ever since i had my baby my hair has been falling out in bundles also its just not noticible to others cause my hair is so thick stress can cause hair loss it could be a fungal infection try a different dermatoligist have your hormone levels tested are you on any medications or have changed to different meds have you had sudden weight lossget checked for some nervous disorders, imflammatory disease, psoriasis, alopecia areataesou need a blood work up to rule out hypothyroidism, anemia, and other reversible medical diseasessorry that i couldnt be much of a help
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 06:09 PM
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