HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hormone Issues (HRT - No HRT) > No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause

HysterSisters answers for your Hysterectomy Questions With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get free booklets, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more. You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!


Hair stopped growing on legs/armpits? Hair stopped growing on legs/armpits?

Thread Tools
Unread 07-19-2010, 08:52 AM
Hair stopped growing on legs/armpits?

Has anyone had their leg hair/armpit hair suddenly stop growing? Ive been ill this last month and feel like my body is not absorbing my estrogen or something. Had my estrogen levels checked and they dropped from 61 to 49.
Also having more anxiety and joint pain-hair loss, headaches-migraines-sinus, fatigue,skin sagging....been also losing tons of hair on my head.
Not sure what is going on..feel awful though. My free T3 thyroid is very, very low so im wondering if that might be some of these symptoms??
Can you feel super ill with low T3 too?

Unread 07-19-2010, 09:45 AM
Re: Hair stopped growing on legs/armpits?

It could be thyroid. They should check your TSH as well. Sounds like maybe you need est and thyroid both. See what your Dr says, but that would explain things.
Unread 07-19-2010, 01:13 PM
Re: Hair stopped growing on legs/armpits?

I remember reading in my research for hormones the following:

low levels of estradiol and androgens - causes loss in eyebrow hair, underarm, legs and pubic area.

loss of scalp hair is due to:
excess testosterone, DHEA, androgen deficiency, loss of estradiol, excess progesterone relative to estrogen, excess thyroid hormones, thyroid deficiency, cortisol excess, or cortisol deficiency
Unread 07-20-2010, 06:00 AM
Re: Hair stopped growing on legs/armpits?

Yes. Mine had already changed before I had the surgery and now, I shave only once a week as before I shaved every, single day. Can't say that I'm sad about that. I read somewhere just recently that it is because of the dominance of estrogen if you take hrt. Sorry don't remember the exact source. If I recall corrently (which is questionable these days), it said high E, low T causes hair loss legs, under arms, pubic. High T, low E causes hair loss on head and excess hair on face.

HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with 50 pages of information, helpful tips and hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy through an organized timeline.

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
1 Reply, Last Reply 01-07-2011, Started By hikerjune
6 Replies, Last Reply 06-23-2008, Started By gursie
1 Reply, Last Reply 02-22-2008, Started By aph1102
1 Reply, Last Reply 08-03-2006, Started By Carolinachick
15 Replies, Last Reply 06-06-2006, Started By foofoofish
3 Replies, Last Reply 11-29-2004, Started By renee1
4 Replies, Last Reply 04-22-2004, Started By needy
1 Reply, Last Reply 01-08-2003, Started By sandiec
3 Replies, Last Reply 02-25-2002, Started By rayofsun
4 Replies, Last Reply 01-06-2001, Started By youngatheart
2 Replies, Natural Meno Post Hysterectomy - Kept Ovaries
14 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
1 Reply, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
4 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
11 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)

Hysterectomy News

April 1,2015


New HysterSisters Mobile Skin
HysterSisters launched a new look for users on mobile phone devices. The new mobile skin should make it easier to browse ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


Featured Videos

Dr. Terry answers questions about bone density and oste...

Dr. Rebecca Booth answers many questions about menopaus...

Dr. Rebecca Booth answers questions about menopause....

Dr. Rebecca Booth discusses keeping ovaries with hyster...

HysterSisters App Store Android app on Google Play