IVF question


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Reply IVF question Posted on: Oct 8, 2010 at 3:13pm
Dr Braverman, I would appreciate your advice. I am going to be undergoing another IVF cycle. Taking a break to get lots of test done. I am being tested for LOCAH adrenal hyperplasia and PCOS. Resuts not in yet. Its been 3 weeks that I have been experiencing extreme hair loss everytime I wash and comb hair. I am scared. I also took DHEA before IVF cyle but not have not touched it since. Also had micro lupron doing cycle. Could DHEA have after effects.

Any other hormones issues that can cause hair loss.

I will be seeing an endocrinologist end of the month appt.

In the meantime, as I am panicking, if I have the above disorders or other hormonal disorders-can hair loss be slowed/stopped or am i going to be in serious trouble in a few months. Reading the internet via google has be petrified that I am going to lose all my hair, or have very noticable baldingspots. I am hoping thta someting can be done vs seeing my har fall out in clumps.

Since you have worked with both types of patients who have had this type of problem, are there any medical treatments that can help, but can be taken while doing IVF cycle. If so what treatments? What about spiractone? Thanks greatly!

Also, have you ever come across-is it possible to have both disorders mentioned above or only one.

Dr. Braverman

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Re: IVF question Posted on: Oct 9, 2010 at 8:37am
The hair loss experienced with DHEA is almost completely reversible once you stop the DHEA. dont worry. Feel free to call me for a consult regarding the rest of your case.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.