Does stress cause hair loss on top of the scalp? If yes, do they grow back once stress is gone?

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Stress and hair loss

Stress can cause hair loss.  It is usually a more diffuse hair loss and just not on the top.  Perhaps you are noticing it more on top because that’s the part you see more.  Usually once the stress has resolved the growth of hair will return. 


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Does stress cause hair loss on top of the scalp? If yes, do they grow back once stress is gone?

Thanks for your query. Stress generally cause diffuse hair fall and not from a particular area. If your hair is thining from a particular area say at centre of your scalp, or receding hair line then it could be androgenic alopecia. You should consult a dermatologist and get the treatment started accordingly. Hope it helps.


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Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Stress induce hair loss and is it reversible?

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Stress can trigger a diffuse telogen effluvium. It should be reversible once the stress is reversed. Please see a hair loss specialist in your area.


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Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

Bernardino Arocha, MD
Houston Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Does stress cause hairloss?

stress can cause hair loss but there are many causes for hair loss. To get the proper treament you need to see a hair loss specialist. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Stress hair loss

In men, stress hair loss in association with genetic balding causes irreversible hair loss. This is not the case in women

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Stress causes diffuse hair loss

No, stress generally causes hair loss everyone rather than once spot. We say that stress causes "diffuse loss."



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