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How is hair loss diagnosed?

Your doctor can diagnose the nature and cause of your hair loss by taking a complete medical history and by examining you. Your doctor may also want to take samples of your hair or skin to analyze them for further information. If other conditions are suspected, you may have blood tests to rule out or identify diseases such as lupus or thyroid disease.

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