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Hair Loss Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • What other medical conditions do you have? Have you recently had surgery?
  • What medications do you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and supplements?
  • What shampoos and other products do you use on your hair?
  • Do you have any allergies?
  • Have you tried any over-the-counter treatments? How well did they work?
  • Describe your hair loss. Is it excessive shedding or are you also noticing breakage and poor growth?
  • When did you first notice you were losing hair?
  • Is your hair loss in one area or all over your head?
  • Are you experiencing hair loss in any other areas, such as your eyebrows or body?
  • Has your hair loss been a constant problem or does it come and go?
  • Do you have family members who also have hair loss?
  • Are you having any side effects from your hair loss treatment?
  • What treatments have you tried so far?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • What is the most likely cause of my hair loss?
  • Could another medical condition be causing or contributing to my hair loss?
  • How do you diagnose the cause of hair loss?
  • Will my hair regrow or is my hair loss likely permanent?
  • What should I do if my hair loss does not improve or gets worse?
  • What is the best hair loss treatment for me?
  • What are the side effects of the treatment you are recommending?
  • How long is it safe to use this treatment? Can I ever stop using it?
  • When can I expect my hair loss to improve?
  • How should I care for my hair and scalp? Are there products I should avoid?
  • Am I a candidate for hair transplant surgery?
  • Could another medication do a better job of controlling my hair loss?
  • Are my new or different symptoms related to my hair loss?
  • What is the best treatment plan for my hair loss?
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Last Review Date: 2019 Feb 22
  1. Hair Loss. American Academy of Dermatology.
  2. Hair Loss. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
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