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  1. That's true. But in my (obviously non-professional) opinion, I believe that the original cause of my hair loss is due to the PCOS. I acknowledge that traction alopecia has probably contributed to it, but I believe the original cause is PCOS. The hair loss started well before I started wearing extensions. I have almost all of the classic PCOS symptoms -- polycystic ovaries, hirsutism, extremely irregular cycles, infertility, insulin resistance, and high testosterone levels. So it's a good likelihood that I have DHT issues also. I don't think it's too far-fetched to believe that my hormonal
  2. Well at this point, i I'm more interested in finding a resolution than the cause. any suggestions?
  3. Thanks for your response. I know that the extensions aren't helping at all, but I don't really have any other options at this time. I didn't start wearing the extensions until the hair loss got pretty bad. Believe me, there's nothing I want more than to not have to wear them any longer.
  4. I'm a 31 year old African-American female who's been suffering from hair loss for several years now. I first noticed thinning in the hairline during my late teens and over the years, it's progressively got worse. I also suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which may be a contributing factor in my hair loss. A few years ago, I went to a dermatologist to see if there was anything I could do. Overall, the dermatalogist seemed very disenterested and spent no more than 5 minutes with me. She said she could not determine if my hair loss was caused by the Polycystic ovarian Syndrome or if
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