Postpartum Hair Loss -- YIKES!

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MissyJ's picture
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Postpartum Hair Loss -- YIKES!

Question for the Answer Box (i.e. responses from YOU!): I'm 8 months postpartum and really worried about hair loss ? MINE! Yes, I had heard some is normal, but this is e.v.e.r.y. time I brush and I am terrified to wash as I find clumps in the drain. Should I go get tested?

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Joined: 12/29/03
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Remember that it's very normal to lose *some* hair all of the time. I think by 8 months PP the clumps-at-a-time kind of hair loss should have slowed down. I would give it another two weeks just to be sure you aren't over-reacting, or seeing more than there really is, and then if seems to still be a problem, call your OB or your primary care provider and ask about getting some blood work done. Thyroid issues can cause hair loss, and sometimes thyroid troubles start, or come to light, after pregnancy.