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My hair did not grow back much after delivery. Why is that?

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

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Hair falling - 14 weeks after delivery.

Hair falling - 14 weeks after delivery.

Very common: Make sure your thyroid is checked and you're getting adequate nutrition, but hair loss after delivery is very common. It's not real loss, just breakage, and should return to normal over time. Avoid chemical and physical trauma to your hair. ...Read more

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How to control hair loss after delivery ?

How to control hair loss after delivery ?

Common problem: Hair loss after pregnancy is a common problem and generally returns to normal, but may take months for it to regrow. You just have to wait and maintain good nutrition. ...Read more

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No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

Hair: You may have alopecia areata. You should see your dermatologist to find the right answer. ...Read more

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I am 4 months postpartum mother. Loosing more than 100 hair everyday. Is their any abnormality?

I am 4 months postpartum mother. Loosing more than 100 hair everyday. Is their any abnormality?

Normal: This is normal 3-4 months after you give birth. It will grow back. If you are not breast feeding you can use topical Minoxidil to make it grow back faster. ...Read more

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Can I use minoxidil for postpartum hair loss?

Can I use minoxidil for postpartum hair loss?

Yes: Hair loss following childbirth lasts for 6-12 months and then stabilizes. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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?

Low iron: Your level of ferritin indicates that you have low iron storage. I recommend start taking iron supplement. Low iron level would cause hair loss or thinning of hair. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 : 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

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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?

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 more

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I have postpartum depression. Does that cause burning/tingling sensation in the head? Is it bad? Really scared. Plz help

Talk to your doctor: It is important to seek treatment from a mental health provider with specialization in treating postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Many women need a combined treatment approach with medication and therapy. ...Read more

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