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hair not growing on legs or underarms

I actually noticed lack of hair underarms and legs before tx and certainly has not grown since tx.  I also remember starting to have hair loss a few month before tx.  Is this related to problems with the liver?  It could also be hormonal as I am post menopause.
No a big deal, just wondering, men too of course input appreciated.
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I noticed loss on my legs mostly but I was never real hairy before tx so not sure if it is from tx.  My dad didn't have much hair on his legs when he got older so maybe it is hereditary.  As long as I keep it on my head I will be happy :-)
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Have you had your TSH thyroid levels checked?  The symptoms you describe correlate with an under active thyroid.   I had the same problem and all the hair fell off my legs until I was put on synthyroid for hypo thyroid and it grew back.  

Its a good ideal while on tx to have your thyroid checked periodically because interferon is know to cause thyroid trouble for some people.

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Thanks for the info.  My thyroid has been checked 2x since starting tx and has been normal.  I noticed less hair growth just before starting tx, could be hormonal.  I am 58.
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hello,
I would also like to point out, the fact that I also noticed less hair on my legs and under arms, after the treatment.
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