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Is it normal for my hair to fall out after giving birth?

Is it normal for my hair to fall out after giving birth?

Yes: During certain major hormonal events in a woman's life, all the hair follicles catch up with each other and fall out together. Gradually they get back into various stages of hair development and fall out at different times. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Possible for loestrin birth control to make hair finer? My hair is not falling out but seems to be a finer texture/ thickness? is it all in my head ?

Hair Changes Tricky: Hair can change due to a number of factors. Stress, lack of sleep, new medications, changes in nutrition, scalp infections, changes in shampoos, etc. Hair changes typically happen a few months after the causing event, so if the hair changed a few months after starting the pills, then it may be related, although that is not a common complaint from my patients on OC's. ...Read more

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Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out. Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?

Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out.  Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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I had chickenpox 2 months ago, after it my hair begins to fall and still it's not getting stopped. What is the reason and solution to it?

I had chickenpox 2 months ago, after it my hair begins to fall and still it's not getting stopped. What is the reason and solution to it?

Immune suppression: This affects your immune system and it takes time to regain normalcy. Take multivitamins and vit e and healthy food and balanced exercise. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose lots of hair after having a baby?

Is it normal to lose lots of hair after having a baby?

Yes: Yes, it is normal to lose lots of hair after having a baby. This is a condition called telogen effluvium. Hormonal changes in the postpartum period & stress can cause this. It usually resolves without treatment within 6 months. Maintaining a healthy diet and taking a daily multivitamin can be helpful. The best thing to do is give it time. This is normal:)! congrats on the new baby. ...Read more

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What s the best treatment for hair fall? I m taking regaine for men since 1year but still it s making my hair dry and causes falling.

What s the best treatment for hair fall? I m taking regaine for men since 1year but still it s making my hair dry and causes falling.

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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L was affected by dengu fever 3 months ago. But when its closer to complete 3months my hair starts to fall. when Im taking showers and combing hair it falls. Even if I touches my hair at least 5 hairs comes to my hand.Is this due to dengu?

L was affected by dengu fever 3 months ago. But when its closer to complete 3months my hair starts to fall. when Im taking showers and combing hair it falls. Even if I touches my hair at least 5 hairs comes to my hand.Is this due to dengu?

Maybe due to stress: of dengue [mosquitoe born blood disease with hemmorhage risk]or other stresses , telogen effluvium is a disorder where the resting cycle of the hair follicle comes early due to some stress or lack of nutrition incl. vit d. and more hair falls out also check thyroid . ...Read more

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My mirena (levonorgestrel) iud runs out on the 16th of this month is there a time frame before it stops working and how long do I have to get it replaced?

My mirena (levonorgestrel) iud runs out on the 16th of this month is there a time frame before it stops working and how long do I have to get it replaced?

Replace immediately: This really depends on many factors, such as where you are in your menstrual cycle. If you've had Mirena (levonorgestrel) in for 5 years I recommend that you get it replaced immediately since it will be less effective / potent. If you cannot get it replaced, use a backup method (condom) as a precaution. The reason I say this is because patients can become pregnant almost immediately after getting Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed. ...Read more

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In the last couple years i died my hair to may times and know it falls out a lot, what's good to stop my hair from falling?

In the last couple years i died my hair to may times and know it falls out a lot, what's good to stop my hair from falling?

Stop dyeing: The chemicals from dyeing are damaging your hair and hair follicles. Stoping dyeing and allow your hair to grow naturally and heal. ...Read more

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I came off of my birth control about 2 months ago, &ever since I have experienced very greasy hair. How long will this happen? Will it return to norm?

I came off of my birth control about 2 months ago, &ever since I have experienced very greasy hair. How long will this happen? Will it return to norm?

Doubt birth control: What you describe is quite interesting and I do not know the cause; but I think its extremely unlikely it's related to the birth control. Good wishes. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out not sure why blood tests came back normal. I was taking a diet pill 4 months ago could that be the reason isthis going to stop?

My hair is falling out not sure why blood tests came back normal. I was taking a diet pill 4 months ago could that be the reason isthis going to stop?

Hair: There are several reasons for increased hair loss like stress. Diet pills should be evaluated for side effects. Every substance that has a prescription for diet loss has a package insert that describes the adverse reactions of a drug. If this is herbal there is no way to confirm that it caused the problem typically. ...Read more