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17w pregnant and losing handfuls of hair

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Ahemily Tue 14-Jul-15 10:38:45

Is this normal?! I seem to remember the exact opposite happening with my DS - this time round I'm losing huge clumps of hair every time I wash / brush it confused

Skiptonlass Tue 14-Jul-15 11:34:09

It can be, but I'd go to your GP and get it checked out anyway. They'll be able to tell you if it's normal hair loss /increased turnover mediated via hormones, some form of alopecia or if the underlying cause is something physical (thyroid issues for example.)

Ahemily Tue 14-Jul-15 11:37:27

Thanks Skiptonlass - I hadn't considered that it might be thyroid related. I'll get in touch with my GP, I'm beginning to worry about bald patches emerging!

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