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Estrogen making hair fall out? Estrogen making hair fall out?

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Unread 07-20-2008, 11:10 PM
Estrogen making hair fall out?

I don't understand the estrogen making hair fall out? Is it just the unbalance of hormones?
I guess I don't understand because we have this/estrogen naturally without that problem??
Unread 07-21-2008, 07:23 AM
Estrogen making hair fall out?


Not all women experience hair loss while on hormone therapy. Balance is definitely important. Hormone therapy isn't an exact science and it can be tricky to duplicate the levels of hormones we had pre-op. It can take time along with trial and error to find the right hormone dose, method of delivery and even the right combination of hormones.

It's good that you're asking questions. With your surgery coming up soon you'll want all the information you can get so that you can discuss whether or not you are a candidate to keep your ovaries. You might find the articles in this link helpful: Hormone Jungle Articles.

Best wishes to you!

Unread 07-22-2008, 02:32 PM
Estrogen making hair fall out?

For me it seems to be the orals that are the worse culprits. I can only assume it was the constant up and down as the pills wore off each time.

The Femring and patches don't seem to cause as much, but I've noticed with anything I take my hair growth slows to a crawl (as well as nails).

When I went off of everything for a few weeks here and there to experiement, both hair and nails started growing like normal.
Unread 07-22-2008, 02:47 PM
Estrogen making hair fall out?

Thanks for the replys!

I think I've read about everything here on the site about my type of surgery and hormones, but like to hear personal experiences from everyone.

Unread 07-22-2008, 10:02 PM
Estrogen making hair fall out?

I just talked to my dermatologist about that and other things today. Balanced estrogen should be good for the hair. Testostore can be a problem. The right balance is good. I told her I am on the patch now, no more ovaries! YEA!

I will be balanced now. Before, it was up and down.

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