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Should I talk to my doctor about my hair loss symptoms?

You should talk with your doctor if you notice that you are losing excessive amounts of hair or if your scalp is itchy or irritated. Your hair loss may be indicative of hereditary baldness or it might be a symptom of a larger systemic condition such as lupus. It's important to let your doctor know about any hair loss you have experienced in order to receive appropriate medical treatment.

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