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I have essential thrombocythemia . I have appreciably thinning hair.

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Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2019
Question: I have essential thrombocythemia. I have appreciably thinning hair. Are the two conditions related?

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding thinning of hair

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Thinning is more likely due to associated androgenetic alopecia rather than due to underlying essential thrombocytopenia.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance
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I have essential thrombocythemia . I have appreciably thinning hair.

Brief Answer: Regarding thinning of hair Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Thinning is more likely due to associated androgenetic alopecia rather than due to underlying essential thrombocytopenia. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance