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I'm 17 years old and have been under a lot of stress lately. My hair has been falling out/and thinning. Will it grow back once my stress is gone?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely

At your age the chance is good that the hair will grow back.
If you have bald patches and not just generalized thinning then you should see a dermatologist now.

In brief: Most likely

At your age the chance is good that the hair will grow back.
If you have bald patches and not just generalized thinning then you should see a dermatologist now.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stress

You are young. I realize that you may be under stress, but this should not cause your hair to fall out.
Talk to your doctor and get your thyroid checked.

In brief: Stress

You are young. I realize that you may be under stress, but this should not cause your hair to fall out.
Talk to your doctor and get your thyroid checked.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine

In brief: It may

Stress can wreak havoc on you, not only emotionally but physically too.
Once the stress improves, your physical symptoms can resolve too and eventually go back to normal. Good luck.

In brief: It may

Stress can wreak havoc on you, not only emotionally but physically too.
Once the stress improves, your physical symptoms can resolve too and eventually go back to normal. Good luck.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Usually

once the stress is over the hair will regrow.
remember about 20-25% of hair follicles are in rest phase at any time and some times that % increases that may be another reason for hair loss.

In brief: Usually

once the stress is over the hair will regrow.
remember about 20-25% of hair follicles are in rest phase at any time and some times that % increases that may be another reason for hair loss.
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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