Why do I have excess amounts of hairless all over? Labs are normal range, I have a rash on my flanks? (photos)
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Rapid Hair Loss
Before considering Hair Transplant Surgery you'll want to address and treat the cause of the underlying issue. Follow up with a rheumatologist, or a different primary care physician or hair restoration surgeon who specializes in hair loss who can try to figure out what the underlying cause is. There could be a number of reasons for your condition and getting it treated will better direct you in determining hair restoration options.
Hair loss and rash
Anyone with hair loss and a rash should consider seeing a physician for diagnosis. The rash might not be related to the hair loss but your doctor can guide you whether it is or is not. Herpes zoster (shingles) needs to be considered by your physician for the rash on the body - don't delay getting seen. Early treatment can affect the long term outcome. I advise patients with such as rash to be seen within 24 hours of the rash for proper evaluation. Diagnosis of the hair loss requires an up close examination.
Rapid hair loss
Based on the systemic symptoms you are experiencing, particularly the new onset of rash, would recommend to visit a rheumatologist to exhaust a differential diagnosis to rule out any systemic issues. It is uncommon to lose hair rapidly as you have and there could be a number of different reasons as to why that is occurring.
If it is genetic based after you have been evaluated, your options would be prp, stem cell therapy, pharmaceutical compounded agents such as minoxidl/progesterone/latanoprost combinations.
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hair loss is genetic, but underlying patterns and loss can be exacerbated by other issues, such as metabolic processes. It is difficult to tell from the photos the rash on your flanks. I would suggest follow up with your primary care doctor or an endocrinologist who can help you sort through the underlying cause(s) of the rash. Further lab tests likely need to be ordered beyond the standard labs which we usually order, especially if you are concerned about adrenal fatigue. A consultation with a hair restoration surgeon is also recommended, so that your hair and scalp can be evaluated, as well as discussion of non surgical therapy available to you.
Getting to the root cause of hair loss and hair loss treatment with prp and progesterone
It's tough to tell with the picture on your rash. I suggest seeing a hair loss expert to evaluate and go over your condition and provide you information about your best treatment options. There are great non-invasive options like PRP/progesterone and/or hair transplantation. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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