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Treatment for hair loss due to lukemia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello there very very worried i have lukiumia as when i finshed my bath tonite i had like this look like cut bit of hair and very worried it was mine and i could have lukiumia
Doctor :   Please describe your symptoms ?
User :   breathless
User :   a about 20 to 30 strans of hair fell out it was like sumone cut abit of hair from my head
User :   and dizzie
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you had the blood tests?
User :   i did like about 2 months ago
User :   in october
User :   and it dont show anything at that time
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   32
User :   and had alot of ct scans on my head and chest like in the last 18 months
Doctor :   Only one CBC is enough initially to screen for Leukemia
Doctor :   Number of white cell counts and their appearance under microscopy will find the Leukemia
User :   what if sumone get lukiumia after the blood test have been done
Doctor :   Usually Leukemia is a chronic problem
Doctor :   Symptoms usually preceed
Doctor :   And the labs will diagnose finally
Doctor :   It is possible after few months theoretically
Doctor :   So I recommend you first have the Complete blood count and differential count
Doctor :   Do you follow me ?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Breathlessness , loss of hair , dizziness may have other causes
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism, Anemia, have to be rules out
Doctor :   I recommend CBC, TSH, Free3 and T4
Doctor :   these tests will diagnose anemia and Hypothyroidism
User :   what you mean a differntaial count
Doctor :   They will do in the lab
User :   what you mean
Doctor :   In WBC
Doctor :   there are different kinds of cells
User :   what are symptoms of lukiumia
Doctor :   The test-differential count will read and count the different count of cells
User :   and do u think i could have lukiumia
Doctor :   Without CBC,Differential count I can not tell you whether you have or not have the Leukemia
Doctor :   Get the CBC and Differential count and discuss with your MD or with us
User :   and what is hair falling out and can t just be alittle bit like sumone has cut ur hair like about 10 cms lomh if i have long hair
Doctor :   You means you have the hair loss problem
Doctor :   Iam I right?
User :   i not sure as i saw about a 7 cm lenght of hair and it was all stuck together and i have long hair so not sure if ur hair would break off in little bits or long strans would come out
Doctor :   Medical Diagnosis Is: HAIR FALL
Doctor :   Again there are many reasons for Hair fall
Doctor :   1 Stress 2, Anemia 3. Hypo and Hyper thyroid ism
Doctor :   4. Severe illness , after hospitalization
Doctor :   5 simple reasons like Dandruff
User :   so with lukiumia hair can fall out in little bit can it like 5 to 6 cms long
User :   is that what your saying
User :   like 5 to 6 cms long can fall out of long hair is that what your saying
Doctor :   Leumia presenys with fever, nighr sweats , weight loss
Doctor :   Hair loss could be the there
User :   i have weight loss
Doctor :   But with single factor -HAIR FLL we can not diagnose Leukemia
Doctor :   What ever the reasons for HAir fall are there ,, they also resultys in weight loss
User :   why cabt you say hair lodss is with lukiumia
User :   i dont have a fever
User :   or night sweats
User :   but have weight loss
Doctor :   because i dont know your white cell counts and differential counts I can not say ur hair fall is from Leukemia
User :   i know but what are all the symptoms of lukiumia
Doctor :   For basic info read this article
Doctor :
User :   its only like 5 to 6 cm strans
Doctor :   I recommend evaluation of your scalp by dermatologist
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