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What does hair loss on the legs indicate?

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

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Posted on Tue, 9 Oct 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hair loss on one side of my lower leg.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

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Detailed Answer:

Hello,

If possible kindly upload an image of the area with the hair loss.

When exactly and for how long has this hair loss occurred

Is there any pain, itching or swelling associated with the hair loss

What medication are you currently taking

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 42 hours later
No where to post picture on XXXXXXX site
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Upload in lab reports

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

There is an option to upload pictures on this page. Or you can send it to YYYY@YYYY with subject as "Attn: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil".

Please also answer the questions asked in the previous correspondence.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 23 hours later
No swelling, itching,minor pain with cramping. Taking cyclobenzaprine 10 mg only as needed, ibuprofen 800 mg. as needed. I'm careful not to over due it on the pills. no long term or overuse.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 27 hours later
Brief Answer:

Explained

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Unexplained hair loss over a single limb surface should be worked up. Poor/inadequate circulation is a possibility. Doppler (Arterial plus venous) of the affected limb can be advised to look for patency of the vessels.

Diabetes, Peripheral arterial disease and thyroid disease can lead to such a presentation.

Thyroid function tests, HBA1c levels (if fasting and random blood sugars are deranged) and Doppler studies can be advised. Cellulitis should be looked for clinically and treated with antibiotics accordingly.

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Muhammad Sareer Khalil, General & Family Physician
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