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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. 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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After giving birth, how quickly does hair loss occur?

After giving birth, how quickly does hair loss occur?

Right away: Hair loss can occur right after giving birth and go on for up to 6 mths afterwards. ...Read more

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After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?

After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?

Hair loss post birth: This is normal, and may continue for up to 6 or 9 months. It is called "telogen effluvium" and is temporarily induced at the end of pregnancy by the abrupt changes of hormone levels and the stress of delivery. So what is needed is patience; it will pass. ...Read more

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4 months after giving birth i started lossing my hair. It stopped @ 7 months. My child has just turned 1 & it's happening again! is this normal?

4 months after giving birth i started lossing my hair. It stopped @ 7 months. My child has just turned 1 & it's happening again! is this normal?

Telogen Effluvium: Sudden your loss is a prominent sign of the end of a pregnancy. During pregnancy the hair grows luxuriously, and then at the end of pregnancy the hormones change suddenly and the support for hair growth is removed and the hair is lost. Sometimes extensive amounts of hair can be lost. This has to do with the growth phases of hair, but if it does not relate to a pregnancy, you should see a dermatolo. ...Read more

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I notice hair in the tub and in my hairbrush; am I going bald after giving birth?

I notice hair in the tub and in my hairbrush; am I going bald after giving birth?

Thinner hair: Due to the hormonal shifts in pregnancy, some sensitive women will have increased hair loss. This can continue with further pregnancies and in a few cases significant loss can occur. There is no simple solution other than not getting pregnant. ...Read more

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How soon can i rebond my hair after giving birth? Thanks.

As soon...: You can rebond any time you want.....it is a life and death issue...... ...Read more

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I just gave birth to my daughter 4mths ago. And I've noticed in the past month alot of hair loss. Is this normal and how can I stop it. I'm only 31 :(?

I just gave birth to my daughter 4mths ago. And I've noticed in the past month alot of hair loss. Is this normal and how can I stop it. I'm only 31 :(?

Not uncommon: It's not uncommon to see a fair amount of hair loss after having a baby. This even has a name: "telogen effluvium!" Anyway, the hair will keep growing, and you should be fine. Keep taking your prenatal vitamins, and talk to your doctor if it gets worse. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss and birth control with accutane-?

Is it normal to have hair loss and birth control with accutane-?

Accutane ; Hair Loss: One of accutane's well known side effects is hair loss. Your genetic risk for hair loss and the duration of your Accutane treatment determines its severity. The good news is that we've successfully reversed hair loss in Accutane patients. ...Read more

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Omg i had hair loss after birth of baby. When will it regrow?

Omg i had hair loss after birth of baby. When will it regrow?

It will with time: Hair loss due to pregnancy will stop in 3to4 months and there will be no permanent effect and will not make you bald. ...Read more

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After the birth of my son I have had severe hair loss, I have started eating necessary hair foods but the thickness and growth isn't back, how can I gain back?

After the birth of my son I have had severe hair loss, I have started eating necessary hair foods but the thickness and growth isn't back, how can I gain back?

Time is the answer: The stress of childbirth can often cause hair loss. Fortunately this is temporary. It will grow back. There is nothing that needs to be done, and supplements won't help. Just continue eating a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Would my birth control contribute to my hair loss?

Would my birth control contribute to my hair loss?

Yes: Birth control pills have been rarely blamed for hair loss, but there are much more common causes for alopecia: stress, low thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism), and heredity, for example. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. will the hair loss be serious?

What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. will the hair loss be serious?

Mostly no: there is postpartum alopecia (telogen effluvium), lasting 4-6 weeks. Hair will spontaneously return after that time. ...Read more

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Can hair loss ever stop while taking birth control?

Can hair loss ever stop while taking birth control?

Yes: Bcp hormonal effects cause both an increase and a decrease in hair growth. You should experience hair loss for approx 3-4 months followed by a period of accelerated growth over 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that birth control will cause hair loss?

Certain meds: Most oral birth control is not associated with hair loss, 3 mth injections for birth control have been more commonly associated with this. ...Read more