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Hair loss or thinning

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition that can be life-threatening.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Hide eating habits
  • Intentional weight loss
  • Obsessed with weight or appearance
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Missing periods

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Anorexia.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Polycystic ovaries

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Excess hair growth
  • Gaining weight unintentionally
  • Acne
  • Missing periods

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Polycystic ovaries.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.