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Chronic hair fall

I have been having hair loss since 7 years now and doctor says it's chronic telogen effluvium. I've taken nutritional supplements;minoxidil treatment; got a usg done and had a doubtful pcos trait but on a later usg it was absent, my dermat still put me on finasteride 1mg OD. Hormone levels are normal, iron/folate /ferritin/ b12/ D3 are normal. I eat well, exercise moderately. My menses are regular but have gotten shorter (3 days) since the past 2 years. What can I do? My hair have significantly thinned out and it's depressing me. They fall everytime I run my hands through them or while washing.
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It's important to rule out if it's female pattern alopecia or telogen effluvium. A trichoscopy may help. But continue minoxidil till then. Low light laser, Dermaroller etc can be done. Do take nutrition supplement.
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Dr. Sidaarth Khera
Dermatologist 14 yrs exp Delhi
First go for a scalp biopsy and trichoscopic examination to confirm the diagnosis . I hope you are not on any medicine for other illnesses like thyroid. As you are mentioning that there is thinning of hair minoxidil solution has to be used.
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read about dermarollers and mesotherapy and PRP treatments. These treatments help in increasing haiir density.
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Pls visit my website www.yslclinic.com for fixing appointment if u are from Delhi.
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