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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 more
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 more
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 more
I have postpartum depression. Does that cause burning/tingling sensation in the head? Is it bad? Really scared. Plz help
I have postpartum deppression and I feel strange in my head like a buring in my brain I already got a CT and EEG came out normal could this be my ppd?
Have had a headache over entire head for 2+weeks since 4 days postpartum. Ct scan is fine. It's worse wth straining on the toilet. Ideas? Getting MRI
Spinal headache: Did you have an epidural catheter? Was the spinal sac inadvertently punctured. Headaches that are worse with straining or increase when going from lying down to upright position may be due to a spinal fluid leak. Make sure the MRI of the brain includes contrast (gadolinium). Check with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Postpartum fatigue, pressure in head dizziness shortness of breath. Had every test normal? Feel so weak and blurry vision, short breathe.
Go to ER: Post-partum fatigue is not unusual. But, shortness of breath and blurry vision are concerning. If you're very recently post-partum, there's still a concern for blood pressure related problems like toxemia (or pre-eclampsia/eclampsia). Those can make you feel short of breath and dizzy. And being post-partum is also a risk for blood clot in your lung. You should call your doctor and go to ER. ...Read more
Hair growth: The rate of hair growth is 1/2 to 5/8 inches per month. Most of your hair is in a state of active growth, the remaining hair is in a resting phase. Depending on whether your hair was lost at the root or broke off somewhere else will determine how long it will take to grow back. ...Read more
Used too much hair product. Some hair is falling out, now growing back as vellus hair and slowly. Will my hair ever grow back?
Should: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out if it will truly grow back. ...Read more
Hair loss.: Hair loss at the temples in females can be due to several things--most common can be stress or tension on the terminal hair. Make sure you are not using extensions or braids in these areas which could be the cause. If left untreated, it can lead to scarring. You should see a dermatologist! ...Read more
No: That is a myth.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hair Loss: Really depends on the cause of the hair loss. See a dermatologist to have a complete exam and any bloodwork they feel is necessary. There are many medicines to help grow hair including minoxidil (over the counter), finasteride, viviscal professional, and vitamins containing biotin. There are also procedures such as platelet rich plasma injections which can help. ...Read more
Myth.: Hair grows back like just like it did before. Same thing applies to shaving, waxing, burning, etc. Try it yourself. ...Read more
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