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Hair Falling Out Postpartum
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Postpartum hair loss: This is called telogen effluvium and is a common issue after having a baby. A higher percent of hair is in the growth phase during pregnancy. After delivery a high percent is in the shedding phase. It is annoying but not dangerous and resolves after about 6 months. Get thyroid testing done as a precaution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 3 months postpartum. BP has been 140/100's. No hx of htn before/during pregnancy. Also having night sweats and hair falling out. Possibilities?
Been dealing with post partum hair loss for almost a year now and I have patches of hair missing on the sides and the back, in the crown and in the front. Blood work came back normal. How to fix?
Alopecia: Chastity, this is not uncommon after pregnancy. Have your TSH (thyroid) checked and a dermatologist to check for alopecia areata. If a physiological loss of hair, there is a chance it may grow back. Until then I would consider extensions etc to cover. I would not go the drastic route of hair transplant just yet! Make sure other drugs not the cause! thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a baby 4 months ago and my hair just started falling out like crazy. Is this normal for all postpartum women?
Normal: While it is normal and often starts about 3 months after birth, not all women will experience this kind of hairloss. ...Read more
18years old, 4 months post partum and my hair fall out a lot. What can I do or use to avoid it from falling out. It comes out in large sections. Help?
I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is rapidly falling out - even in clumps sometimes i know you loose a lot of hair postpartum but this much?
I am 6 months postpartum and still exclusively breastfeeding. My hair is excessively falling out in chunks and it is bothersome to me. I've been told it is because of hormonal changes and bf.
What can I do or take (i.e. Vitamins) to alleviate?
It should pass: Hair growth has stages like a farmers crops.We usually have some hair starting a growth phase as a similar number hit their shed phase.Delivery has pushed much of your scalp to enter a shed phase at the same time.It happens with other stressors sometime too.I can't buy blaming Breast feeding. It is not a deficiency and supplements won't help. Most will see their scalp return to normal over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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