Category Archives: complications

What Percentage of Men Actually Experience Propecia Side Effects?

Q: What percent of men experience the side effect (decrease in sexual desire) when using Propecia? Whether you take 1 mg or 5 mg Propecia, does it have to be daily or it could be every other day? A: Based on scientific studies, 1-2% of people who experience actual side effects from Propecia have a…
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Topical Propecia. Does it work?

Q: Is there any liquid Propecia (for local treatment) and if there is would it be locally as effective as systemically? For example, could a regular 5mg Propecia tablet get dissolved in a liquid and be used locally? A: Topical DHT blockers like solutions of Finasteride (Propecia) or Saw Palmetto for hair loss treatment have…
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Hair Loss Medications Don’t Work on Me

Q: My doctor put me on propecia at 21 when I told him about the hair loss and I took it for about six months but it had no effect on my hair loss. I also started to use rogaine around age 23/24 for a couple of months but stopped because it made my hair…
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Accutane and Hair Loss

Q: Hello. I am considering getting a hair transplant and had some questions for you. I am 27 years old and began losing hair around age 21 immediately after using the drug accutane. I was on a very high dose and took more than the recommended amount during those couple weeks because I thought I…
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Treatment Options for Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata (AA) is a type of local hair loss due to autoimmune reaction of the patient’s body against hair follicles.  Alopecia Areata generally presents as circular coin shape hair loss lesions, but it can progress to involve larger areas of the scalp (Alopecia Capitis) or even the entire body (Alopecia Universalis). Several treatment options…
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Risk of Losing Hair After Hair Transplant – Shock Loss

Q: I had a hair transplant surgery a month ago.  As it turns out, I have a huge amount of shock loss right now.  As i've never taken propecia before, do you think it's too late to combat this shock loss with propecia?  Any suggestions on how i could eliminate this shock loss from further…
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Gastric Bypass Surgery and Hair Loss

Q: I underwent a gastric bypass surgery about 2.5 years ago and since a few months after surgery my hair has been thinning. What do I need to do to prevent further loss? A: Losing hair or changing the quality and color of hair after gastric bypass surgery is commonly seen within the first few…
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Diabetes and Hair Transplant Surgery

Q: I have diabetes. Can I have a hair transplant procedure? A: Patients with diabetes can successfully have a hair transplant surgery if diabetes is under good control. Diabetes used to be a life limiting disorder and diabetic patients could not have many elective surgical procedures due to their increased risk of wound complications and…
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