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Body hair loss

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 26, 2007
  • 07:35 AM

I'm male, late thirties. My body hair, including pubic hair, beard hair, hair on arms and legs, and now eyebrow hair is thinning and falling out.

In just the last few months, I've lost most of my chest and pubic hair, and now my beard and eyebrow hair is falling out. Flakes of skin are falling off everywhere, especially on my face, where a fine white powder falls like snow if I rub or comb it.

I'm healthy and normal in every other way. I don't have excessive head hair loss - this is normal. Now that my eyebrows are starting to thin and fall out, I'm getting really worried. Tests show nothing. I've seen an endocrinologist, and he doesn't know what to do.

Has anyone had any experience with this, or know what it might be?

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  • I have this same exact issue going on with me!! I am 26 years old and my facial hair is thinning, falling out and changing color. It use to be brown, and it has changed to a copper like orange. I have told several different doctors but they have told me that genetics play a huge role in this. No one in my family has experienced this before. Have you found any information on it because my search came up empty. I hope all is well with you. I would greatly appreciate a response. Thank you very much for your time. -Ron
    Ron51ca 28 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 02:46 AM
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  • I am female and have the same problem . havent shaved legs or under arms in 3yrs. what do you think is causing this
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 26, 2008
    • 06:21 PM
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  • I also have the same problem, the skin flakiness is really evident around the eyebrow area.are any of you guys alergic to gluten? I am trying to find out if there is a connection there.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Maybe you have seb derm on your brows? Maybe your thyroid is off or you have a hormonal imbalance usually pubic loss if head hair is normal might point toward pituitary conditions or thyroid?
    burninghead 37 Replies Flag this Response
  • i have the same problem hair on my legs chest stomach underarms eyebrows and head are fallen out i shaved the rest of the hair on my chest stomach and legs and underarms and they have grown back the color of my facial hair has changed from brown to a orangish color i have this has been happening for about 6 months i have been exercising alot drinking plenty of water and been eating plenty of vegetables just wished i knew what it is
    belozero 1 Replies
    • November 1, 2008
    • 06:37 AM
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  • Try googling: Alopecia Areata. It is an autoimmune disease that causes hairloss all over the body...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 1, 2008
    • 06:22 PM
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  • I am trying to find out if there is a connection there.
    obamaviva 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Try googling: Alopecia Areata. It is an autoimmune disease that causes hairloss all over the body... Good thought, but needs to go a bit further. If someone is loosing hair in this much area, then the diagnosis moves towards alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis. To the OP: if your labwork (which should include endocrinological studies) is indeed normal, then see a dermatologist. They can decide if you need a biopsy (which only occasionally helps), or just make the diagnosis by exam.
    Caladan 87 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am trying to find out if there is a connection there.
    hammel 1 Replies Flag this Response
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