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My hair has been falling out for about 6 months now when I run my fingers through it a considerable amount comes out. What can cause this!?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle.
Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause.

In brief: Many things
Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle.
Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hair loss
Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset.
A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.[1, 2] telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. We treat with B12 shots.

In brief: Hair loss
Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset.
A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.[1, 2] telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. We treat with B12 shots.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
In brief: Be seen
Thyroid problems and stress are the most likely causes.
See your doctor and they can do simple blood tests to check your thyroid and a host of other causes that are more rare.

In brief: Be seen
Thyroid problems and stress are the most likely causes.
See your doctor and they can do simple blood tests to check your thyroid and a host of other causes that are more rare.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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