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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
I am going through symptoms due to surgical menopause. The hair on my head, underarms, pubic area, and extremities have disappeared and has not grown back. I also had a history of polycystic ovary syndrome. Will my hair ever grow back? Can I do anything to aid in getting my hair back?
What you describe sounds like alopecia universalis. That condition is generally usually considered to be an autoimmune condition and is separate from menopause. Consult with your physician or a dermatologist.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati