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Hairless patch on the head. Started menopause. Thyroids removed due to nodules. Could the hair loss be due to this?

I am a 53 year old african american woman. I have a patch a the top of my head with short hair. My hair stylist does not know why. It start shortening the last 6 months. I have started menopause in November. I have just gotten my thyroids removed because of a nodule on thyroid. I had no previous thyroid problems. I do live with alot of marriage stress , but have never loss hair before. How do I get the problem diagnois properly.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
Hi !

Thank you for your query.

I think you were having alopecia areata which could be the cause for your bald patch . Yes thyroid removal can also lead to hair loss .

Please consult a trichologist for this problem and complete evaluation.

Hope you are satisfied with the answer.

If you have any further queries feel free to ask.

Wish you good health.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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