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Question: Some advice needed


 tboyace24 - Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:55 pm

About a year ago, I started noticing my hair thinning a bit. But lately, i'm losing hair at a quicker pace. i can actually get 10 or more hair when i rub my fingers thru my hair. I've also got a slight fullness feeling in the front portion of my neck, around the throat. Could this be a thyroid condition? I've also had problems with depression, and feeling fatigue.
Any comments, thanks.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:43 am

User avatar Hello,
A thyroid enlargement can't be diagnosed without a physical examination. Hypothyroidism (a decrease in thyroid function) may lead to exessive hair loss, however that can only be diagnosed by a blood test.

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