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my hair is falling out in clumps in the shower

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: To rule out endocrine disease or autoimmune conditions.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get seen: This is probably telogen effluvium and you need a medical workup to rule out serious illness and identify possibly causes.
A female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Causes of hair loss : There are various causes of hair loss, including vitamin deficiency, poor nutrition, endocrine disorders, infections, dermatological issues, stress or ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
See pediatrician: One's primary care doctor (pediatrician or family medicine doctor) can check for medical causes. A medical cause for hair loss is usually found in lat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sounds like your: hair was badly damaged. I would consult an experienced beautician.
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Hair : Hair loss has many different causes, which may be different for both men and women. Regardless of your gender, you should have a medical work up to ma ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Hair loss after pregnancy is not unusual. It is called telogen effluvium and occurs because normally 90 per cent of your hair is growing, but during p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
MALARONE (atovaquone and proguanil) HAIR LOSS: YES. IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP HAIR LOSS WHILE ON MALARONE (atovaquone and proguanil) TEMPORARY, I BELIEVE . . .
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is com ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Previous stress: When hair loss is in clumps, it indicates that there has been a stressful event roughly 3-4 months prior that caused your body to signal your hairs to ... Read More
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