Hepatitis C Community
hair not growing on legs or underarms
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
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 :-)
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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.

Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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.
Blank
1113735_tn?1273178030
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.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
dontworry_behappy1
163305_tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
nan535
Brooklyn, NY
446474_tn?1404424777
Blank
HectorSF
CA
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
96938_tn?1189803458
Blank
FlGuy
South, FL