Visitor’s Question:

I am 15-years old and having irregular periods for last few months now. I am also experiencing hair loss. When I run my hands through my hair, clumps of hair comes out and my hair is all over my cloths. I would like to now if there is a link between the two, and if it’s anything I should be worry about?

Shuna’s Answer:

Yes the two may well be connected, but rather than speculating or worse still consult “Dr Google”- I would really like to arrange a meeting with you to ask you more questions to advise you the best way forward.

Please start to keep a record of symptoms and the exact dates of period start/stop and severity. Also ask your Doctor refer you to a Gynaecologist for further investigations and possibly discuss ways to regulate the periods – more importantly to balance any hormone issues. This referral may take up to 3 months so I can see you with reference to the hair in the meantime.

I would like to see an iron status in the blood test – but I could arrange these privately. I already treated patients younger than you with similar complaints about the hair loss, we can stop the loss and improve your density also.

Please try not to worry about this, under my care you, and your hair, are going to be fine. Let us discuss further over the phone, your Mum will need to be present in the consultation please.

Thank you for sharing your upsetting and personal experience with me.

Shuna Hammocks

Shuna Hammocks

Shuna Hammocks is a Consultant Trichologist who has been a hair and scalp specialist for 17 years. She is owner and Consultant Trichologist at Sussex Trichology. If you are suffering from hair loss, thinning hair or any other hair and scalp related issues, Call 07860387332 now for a private and professional consultation.

One Comment

  • Ms M says:

    My daughter is 14 yrs old and didn’t have her periods for 1 year after she attended age at the age of 11 yrs. now she has irregular periods and also meantime looses hell of a lot of hair. What do you think the cause is? She doesn’t take any vitamins unlike the other children of the same age. What do you think is the cause to it????

    Thanks in advance!

    Sincerely,

    Ms M

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