I was prescribed topical estradiol shampoo .05% for hair loss (Bout with TE spring 2004, Hair wasn’t growing back in very well in some areas). Within 3mos. of using this hair is now falling out. Do you have any information on this. My Dr. says that it does not cause hair loss suppose to maintain growing phase longer. Came across a study that says that it can induce hair into telogen. Who’s right? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Yes, hormones can cause hair loss. Female hair loss is a strange ‘beast’ because our understanding of it is very poor. The best indication of the hair loss impact of your estradiol is the observation that it caused hair loss in your situation. I would suggest stopping it and seeing if it returns. You might have to wait 6 months for reversal.