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Doctor insights on: What Causes Babies To Have A Head Full Of Hair At Birth

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How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

Hair ==>Cute images: Let me start with this: looking for hair is not a reason to do or prolong an ultrasound. However, as someone who has done countless ultrasound studies, I have seen fetuses with hair on their heads floating in the fluid. We can sometimes estimate whether there is a full head or only ring-like "monk hair" toward the end of pregnancy.
The fetal pictures are cute, but the newborn ones are even cuter! ...Read more

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I had laser treatment of hair removal and eye operation 7 years back. I have hair on my chin. Will both cause birth defect in baby if i conceive now?

I had laser treatment of hair removal and eye operation 7 years back. I have hair on my chin. Will both cause birth defect in baby if i conceive now?

Not related: Your laser hair removal ; eye operation should have nothing to do (neither positive nor negative) about your ability to conceive. Now if you have abundant hair in wrong places (hirutism) which can be caused by systemic diseases(eg pcod, cushings, androgen secreting tumor, etc), you may have problems conceiving. If you had cataract removed, could have been caused by too much circulating cortisol. ...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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Outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. Clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), PCOS sufferer, just started Yaz birth control to treat PCOS. Should I get more thyroid tests? Could PCOS cause this? Will Yaz help grow my hair back?

Outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. Clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), PCOS sufferer, just started Yaz birth control to treat PCOS. Should I get more thyroid tests?  Could PCOS cause this? Will Yaz help grow my hair back?

Maybe, maybe not: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will block some of the androgen effects of the PCOS but may not grow the eyebrow hair again. Make sure that the thyroid testing included a TSH, T3, T4, and Free Thyroid Index.(FTI) to definitely rule out thyroid disorders as a cause. ...Read more

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I recently gave birth 7 weeks and now I have a cystocele . Does this go away?I was left for about 1.5 hrs with baby's head crowning was this a cause?

I recently gave birth 7 weeks and now I have a cystocele . Does this go away?I was left for about 1.5 hrs with baby's head crowning was this a cause?

Cystocoele: IF you do kegel exercises (squeezing to stop flow of urine or preventing passing gas), it may well get better. However, with time and more children it will likely get worse. Do your kegels and have your OB reevaluate it in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes exhausted, Heavy and occasional dizziness in the head? Symptoms only started to appearr after child birth.

What causes exhausted, Heavy and occasional dizziness in the head? Symptoms only started to appearr after  child birth.

Evaluation: There can be many causes of such symptoms but since it started after childbirth, I wonder if you are anemic. I hope you are getting adequate rest. ...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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My 22 yrs old sister gaving birth 4 months ago. And she said the last 3 weeks her hair falling out a lots when she brushes or comb. What the cause?

My 22 yrs old sister gaving birth 4 months ago. And she said the last 3 weeks her hair falling out a lots when she brushes or comb.  What the cause?

Stress & hair loss: Congrats, auntie! We lose hundreds of hairs each day but we don't notice b/c loss is scattered. Our hair follicles go thru different stages at different times but stress (child birth, surgery, major illness, etc) can make many cycle at same time, leading to noticeable hair loss. Check out https://goo.gl/zRQdhc & http://goo.gl/lcVviq. Eventually, hair loss returns to normal. See Derm if patchy loss ...Read more

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Can hair perms cause anencephaly or other birth defects?

Can hair perms cause anencephaly or other birth defects?

Hair care: There have not been any studies showing a correlation with birth defects and hair care. Certainly not doing any hair care is best, but if you must waiting till after the first trimester is best. ...Read more

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Just wondering if fumes from hair or nail salon could cause birth defects?

Just wondering if fumes from hair or nail salon could cause birth defects?

Not sure: No one has proven this although many environmental factors could contribute to defects if exposed for long period of time. ...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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I'm not on any birth control so the doc assumes i wana have a baby so he gave me some vitamins will they help with hair & skin to?

I'm not on any birth control so the doc assumes i wana have a baby so he gave me some vitamins will they help with hair & skin to?

Prenatal Vitamins: I think your doctor does not assume you want a baby as much as he wants a potential pregancy to be as healthy as possible. Prenatal vitamins, especially folic acid, will help to prevent birth defects as well as help make sure you are both getting your necessary vitamins for optimal health. Prenatal vitamins do help with healthy hair and skin, especially if your diet is lakcing any nutrients. ...Read more

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Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet 5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth

Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet  5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth

Unlikely: If the pediatrician has not said anything by this point then, my hunch is that it would be unlikely especially with your description of blond hair as opposed to White hair. I am also assuming the child has had at least one ophthalmological examination to this point. If they haven't said anything yet then, again unlikely. ...Read more

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Do doctors still shave pubic hair for child birth?

Do doctors still shave pubic hair for child birth?

No: There is really no need to shave or clip the pubic hair for a vaginal birth. If a woman requires a cesarean delivery then the lower abdomen is cleared of hair by clippers. (just where the incision will be made). ...Read more

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My hair is dropping out rapidly after child birth. Is there a risk of getting bald?

My hair is dropping out rapidly after child birth.  Is there a risk of getting bald?

No.: That is called a "telogen effluvium", and it's very common after delivering a baby. (interestingly, the baby's hair will often thin temporarily too!) it will take awhile, but your hair will grow back. No worries. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a female. I started to loss hair after I gave birth to my 2nd child. It's been 8 years now. Can I use the men hair regrowth treatment? Thanks

Hi, I'm a female. I started to loss hair after I gave birth to my 2nd child. It's been 8 years now. Can I use the men  hair regrowth treatment? Thanks

Yes Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) has a Men's and Women's Rogaine (minoxidil) formulation. The Mens is stronger at 5% and the Womens is 2% strength. You should try the 2% strength may be all you need. You can also see a Dermatologist for treatments and options. ...Read more

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