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Hair Loss from Hysterectomy – What Can be Done?

Name: Featch

Question: My hair has become very fine since my hysterectomy and after blood tests were all negative my doctor has put me on spironolactone 100mg to prevent further hair loss. I appear to have general all over hair loss and also use the laser max comb regularly. My scalp feels itchy on a frequent basis but there is no redness or soreness and no obvious skin condition. Will I know need to use Minoxidil I wanted to avoid the daily bind of topical applications.

Woman with hair lossAnswer: When a woman undergoes a hysterectomy, she goes into surgically induced menopause that results in the condition called “hormone imbalance” even if the ovaries are left intact. Blood test results do not necessarily indicate a medical deficiency, this is why your Doctor put you on Spironolatone.

This hormone imbalance can affect hair growth. The majority of women notice thinning hair pre or post menopause. Hormone Replacement therapy can resolve hair loss for some women but others require additional topical treatment such as Minoxidil and hair growth boosters.

You can wait and see if the Spironactone alone resolves your hair loss or you can start applying Minoxidil to ensure that you prevent further thinning. We offer a free consultation in the centre which will give us a chance to examine your scalp and diagnose your condition accurately in order to recommend the optimum course of action.

To arrange a consultation you can call Belgravia on 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively you can complete our online diagnostic form if you are unable to get to our London centre.

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23rd July, 2009 at 2:50 am


There's a new book, "The H Word", that address the issue of hair loss after hysterectomy. It also address the common reasons hysterectomy is performed, and the alternative treatments, as well as the after effects of the surgery.

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