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Why am I losing my hair? I’m only 27 years old

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Why am I losing my...
Why am I losing my hair ? I’m only 27 years old.
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Have you had any tests or studies to evaluate this?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Nothing but the basic blood work that came out normal
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 4 months ago

Did that include thyroid function, vitamin D levels, anemia and low iron check?

And did your doctor have any comment?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I believe they checked vitamin d and anemia
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
They just said stress
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 4 months ago

How long has it been happening?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just notice the past couple months
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 4 months ago

Well stress is sort of a catch-all diagnosis

But I think this is alopecia areata--hair loss that has no specific cause and the hair usually grows back in a few more months

That's assuming everything I mentioned was checked and found to be normal

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