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Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Maybe related issues: There are sudden hormonal shifts w/miscarriage. Those shifts put many of the normally growing hairs on scalp into a resting phase. At the end of 3-4 months of this resting phase, hairs shed. Many of them should grow back unless there are other underlying health issues. If there was a significant blood loss w/miscarriage, hair loss could also happen. Flakes are most likely seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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Had miscarriage 10 mos ago, started noticing some hair loss a few months after and still now. Connection? Thyroid/labs ok and derm ordered more labs

Had miscarriage 10 mos ago, started noticing some hair loss a few months after and still now. Connection? Thyroid/labs ok and derm ordered more labs

Possible connection: Pregnancy causes wild changes in your hormones. Most pregnant women notice a nice increase in hair volume, which often falls out after the pregnancy is complete. Whether your hair loss is related to the pregnancy depends on how far along you were at the time of the miscarriage. Hormone levels might be helpful. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to feel like a woman hitting puberty for the first time after a miscarriage. Stopped menstrating, acne, hair loss and moody?

What could be causing me to feel like a woman hitting puberty for the first time after a miscarriage. Stopped menstrating, acne, hair loss and moody?

Need to be seen: One concern out of many that I have is of a small androgen-producing tumor somewhere. Your physician needs to consider all the possibilities before deciding that "stress" is a cause. I'm sorry for the loss of your child. ...Read more

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Miscarriage 1 year ago, was few wks along. Hair loss last few months, still now. Can it be related? Thyroid, hormones, vitamin levels all normal

Miscarriage 1 year ago, was few wks along. Hair loss last few months, still now. Can it be related? Thyroid, hormones, vitamin levels all normal

Not likely : Hair loss does occur temporarily after being pregnant. This typically occurs in the first few months and resolved by 6 to 9 months. It is called telogen effluvium. Since it has been one year it is not likely to be related to your current problem ...Read more

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Will my thinning hair since miscarriage go back to normal? Is there anything I can do to slow down the thinning hair, miscarriage and losing hair!

Will my thinning hair since miscarriage go back to normal? Is there anything I can do to slow down the thinning hair, miscarriage and losing hair!

Telogen effluvium: The most likely cause of your hair loss is this reversible condition. Essentially, the hair follicles, which continually grow and fall out, become synchronized so that large amounts of hair fall out at the same time. Eventually, these follicles should revert to random cycles and your hair will return to its usual thickness. Otherwise, get your thyroid and testosterone levels checked. ...Read more

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Will zinc and selenium help with my thinning hair since miscarriage 7 weeks ago? It's making me so depressed and I want my hair back :-(

Won't hurt: The drop in hormonal levels after a pregnancy ends frequently leads to hair loss. This does reverse over time but be sure you do not also have a thyroid problem which can effect the hair. The vitamins and dietary protein may help some but, unfortunately, it does take time. Hope you are feeling better fast. The loss of a baby is hard. ...Read more

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Noticing hair loss. 40 F. Thyroid, dhea-s, testosterone, zinc, b12 normal. Miscarriage last yr, but derm. says not cause. Puzzled- Can it be stress?

Noticing hair loss. 40 F. Thyroid, dhea-s, testosterone, zinc, b12 normal. Miscarriage last yr, but derm. says not cause. Puzzled- Can it be stress?

Look Simple First: Stress can cause hair loss. You listed a lot of tests, but few basic ones. Iron def is an often overlooked cause and may be one the most common. You don't have to have anemia but low iron, simp blood test. Preg or early preg loss. OCPs. Menopause. Thyroid dz. Other B vit def. (biotin). Sig wt loss. PCOS. Meds. Low estrogen. In male pat levels not always high. consid bx. Basic w/u 1st. PCP 1st. ...Read more

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Does nicotine/e cigs cause hair loss? If so how can I prevent it while enjoying my e-cig?

Does nicotine/e cigs cause hair loss? If so how can I prevent it while enjoying my e-cig?

No, but: Why are you taking testosterone? Is it for medical or recreational purposes. It can definitely cause accelerated hair loss, as well as infertility -- and many other medical problems if not taken for a valid medical reason, .. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more