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Question: I have Endometriosis – could this be causing my hair loss and what can be done to stop it?

Question: Hi, i am a 24 year old female and have recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis. The consultant has put me on a 6 months injection to put my body in a state of temporary menopause.

I have experienced thinning of my hair for 3 years now & wondered if this was caused by the Endometriosis? Furthermore it appears that my hair is thinning more since starting this treatment & I am now thinking of coming off the injections.

Can you tell me if there is a link between Endo & hair loss & what if anything can be done to restore or retain my hair, as it was quite thick & is now very thin?

Answer: Endometriosis is linked to hair loss not just because of the hormone fluctuations that it causes but also because of the stress caused by the physical pain brought on by the condition.

Treatment for the condition can also have an impact on your hair as temporary menopause causes an imbalance in your hormones that can affect hair growth. There is also a chance the condition or the treatment could be triggering an underlying genetic hair loss condition (Female Pattern Hair Loss), but this is just a possibility.

Minoxidil + MPG should help to stabilise the hair loss and encourage regrowth alongside the treatment for the Endometriosis. The treatment will help to prevent further hair loss and promote hair regrowth.

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