How Hair Loss Can be Diagnosed?
The doctor will initially take detailed history about your problem, will take your family history, personal and medical history. Then he or she will proceed towards the following tests:
- Pull Test:In this test your doctor will gently pull about 60 hairs to observe that how many hairs come out. This test will help to determine the phase of the shedding process.
- Hair root KOH mount: In this test doctor scrapes samples from the scalp or skin to detect the hair roots. This will help to determine an infection which is causing hair loss.
- Blood Test: Blood test will reveal the medical conditions relevant to the hair loss as thyroid disease.
- Light Microscopy: In this test doctor uses a special instrument to analyze the hairs trimmed at their bases. Microscopy can be helpful to reveal the disorders of the hair shaft.
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