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Hair falling out like crazy!

(14 Posts)
momoh Thu 27-Apr-17 10:05:46

My hair has suddenly decided to fall out like crazy 3 months after giving birth. Is this normal??

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 27-Apr-17 10:09:57


WanderingTrolley1 Thu 27-Apr-17 10:10:22

I haven't stopped shedding and it's 4 years later...

marabounuts Thu 27-Apr-17 13:08:19

yes. lasted a good 3-4 months. started also about 3 months pp

MichaelSheensNextDW Thu 27-Apr-17 13:38:16

WanderingTrolley1 that's abnormal, you probably have ferritin deficiency anaemia.

gobbin Thu 27-Apr-17 18:22:58

Yes, It's called telogen effluvium. This happened to me after big ops and it took about 6months to come back.

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 27-Apr-17 21:03:01

Michael, all my blood tests have come back as normal - they're repeated every so often.

momoh Thu 27-Apr-17 21:08:25

@gobbin are there no supplements I can take to stop it from falling?

gobbin Thu 27-Apr-17 22:07:56

As Michael said it might be worth having your iron/ferritin checked too - my hair also falls out when low (I have iron infusions every 8 wks for bowel disease). You can imagine what it looked like after the ops plus low iron, could see more skin than hair 😱

Much better now though. It's common after pregnancy so don't panic.

mycavitiesareempty Thu 27-Apr-17 22:59:54

Yes yes to iron levels. Mine started falling out and this turned out to be the cause.

I felt largely fine in other respects apart from killer periods.

Ohyesiam Thu 27-Apr-17 23:25:37

It's just that hair stops falling out when you as are pregnant, then it really sheds the back log when for baby arrives.

Sunshineandlaughter Fri 28-Apr-17 02:55:47


RedDahlia Fri 28-Apr-17 08:13:31

Mine started coming out 2 weeks ago 5 months pp. It's a total nightmare drying my hair plus I have very fine hair and can't afford to lose it! To make matters worse I developed beautiful thick hair for approx 2 weeks in pregnancy then it reverted back to its usual crap limpness so it's not even like I had a good run with amazing hair to compensate!! Hoping it stops v soon!!

mummabearfoyrbabybears Sat 29-Apr-17 20:55:27

Sadly it's normal. I was completely bald on the left side of my head after my last baby. It was really awful!

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