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My Hair Did Not Grow Back Much After Delivery Why Is That
Telogen effluvium: Temporary hair loss after delivering a baby is common. (interestingly, the baby often sheds hair too.) it will grow back, although sometimes it takes awhile. If it doesn't after a few months, something else is going on, and you'll need to see a dermatologist who will do some tests to evaluate and treat the situation. ...Read more
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 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
Not pregnant: You are not pregnant so there are no restrictions. ...Read more
I'm 3mo postpartum have been having night sweats every night for a little longer than a month and losing a lot of hair. Help!
Needs to be checked:
Night sweats and loss of hair needs to be checked by your doctor. You need a comprehensive History and Physical Examination and may need if indicated Blood Tsts for Thyroid conditions and others
Your symptoms may be from overactive Thyroid or due to infection as you do have barking productive cough and congestion. ...Read more
Is a ferritin level of 9 dangerously low? I am 2 years postpartum and losing hair more rapidly than ever before. Could the low ferritin be the cause?
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?
Is Not Proven Safe: Post-preg hair loss is poorly understood, many note fuller hair while pregnant; possibly due to hormonal fluctuations. After delivery, not known if simply a return to pre-preg hair volume. Hair loss is affected by several factors; insufficient evidence that vitamins including Biotin (if not deficient, also very rare) can restore hair. No breastfeeding studies done; safety unknown so avoid taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months postpartum, eating healthy. Is it true that hair falls off after pregnancy? My hair started falling off and there's hair everywhere now
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
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?
I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! What should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and I breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat
You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- I would suggest a dermatologist.
Congratulations on your delivery! ...Read more
I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair, skin, and nails vitamin?
Hair loss.: If you’re continuing in family planning mode, then resume the prenatal vitamins. If not, then the hair and nails formulation would suffice. Regardless, the hair loss is expected, as you mentioned, and is related to rapid hormonal changes that occur at delivery. These changes occur quickly and self-correct very slowly. ...Read more
I have postpartum depression and my head feels like if my muscles are being pulled and feel like if something shooting in my head is this normal?
No, not normal: If you have postpartum depression, I hope you're working with a psychiatrist? Please tell your doctor what you're experiencing. Postpartum depression can bring many uncomfortable sensations, including muscle tension. You may need further examinations about your headaches also, but there are good medications to help postpartum depression. If already being treated, these can be adjusted too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have postpartum depression. Does that cause burning/tingling sensation in the head? Is it bad? Really scared. Plz help
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