just after i gave birth to my son my hair started falling out, i was told it was hormones and would stop after a while but that was 16 weeks ago and my hair is still falling out, not huge clumps but ll i have to do is run my hands through my hair and out it falls, when im washing it its more noticeable.
does anyone know why its still doing this?? should i go to the doctors again?
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replied November 11th, 2008
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It can take up to 6 months for your hormones to completely balance out. Also, because your hair started coming out even more after the birth of your baby, you are going to start noticing even more the natural hair shedding. It has been three years since the birth of my last child and I still notice my hair falling out. But it is normal hair shed. If you are truly concerned, speak with your doctor.
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replied November 13th, 2008
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During pregnancy you experience rapid hair growth due to the growth hormones produced during pregnancy. After your baby is born the growth hormone production drops off. You will shed your hair. It can take months for this to level off. I know it took about 6 months for me to stop shedding so much hair. As said by motherofhighspiritedones, if you are really concerned you could consult with a dermatologist. You can use Nioxin hair products. These products help support the hair during times of stress. It was pretty effective for me during my post pregnancy months.
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replied October 30th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its normal. Start multivitamins and zinc supplements. If problem persists then have ANA to rule out connective tissue disease.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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