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Extreme hair loss 3 months Post Partum

My DD turned 3 months old on 12/12. For the last month or so I have been shedding my hair like crazy. It is coming out in big clumps! My DH even noticed a small bald spot near my temple this pm. I know that this can be caused by hormones but this seems really extreme and I am really worried I am going bald. I am still taking my prenatals and have a pretty decent diet. Has anyone else experienced this? When will the shedding stop?
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Yes, it is totally normal. I have had 5 babies and had it happen each time. It lasts for a couple of months and then stops.
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If it keeps up, see a dermatologist.  There are some conditions that can occur after pregnancy that can lead to hair loss.  It could very well be normal, but keep an eye on it.
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I do hair & most mothers say with the more children they have the worse it seems to be, but w/in several monthes they usually all start getting new hair that tends to stay rooted :) Good Luck, you r your best judge though, if u think it just keeps getting worse see a Derm. to ease your concerns!!
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I agree with myproblem.  I've heard it's common to have a thyroid condition post partum.
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It wouldn't hurt to mention it to your Dr, and maybe get your thyroid checked. It could be normal, but thyroid problems can show up after a baby, and can cause severe hair loss.
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Sounds like hypothyroidism.  Ask you doctor to check your TSH...anything over 3.3 needs to treated.  Best wishes.
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I am 3 months postpartum too and noticed the past 2 weeks my hair seems to be everywhere.  My hair was very thick to start with and got even thicker while pregnant.  Not so anymore.  I wast thinking will taking vitamins help????
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I lost a lot of hair this time (3-6m as many women report) and it was really bothering me, but now (7.5m) I see a lot of short hairs at my temples. But your son is only 3m and you can already see a bald spot, so I agree I would definitely see a doc. It can't hurt!
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I just had baby nr 3! after 3months nowmy hair is falling out again!
And it's funny cause when i had my 1st one! she will be 4 i noticed that my hair was falling out exspecially in the front the lil thin hairs that u have, and corners.
After a while they grew back.
Then 2 years later i had my lil boy and after 3months it started again but mostly like i said in the front and with him only one corner.
The same! they were allready growing back and 10 1/2 months later i was pregnant again.
I had my lil girl 3months ago and here i am loosing the ones that were half way growing back allready.
And here is the funny part! after having a girl again im loosing them in both corners again.
I know they will be growing back, but man! it's hard 2 fix your hair when u dont have it in the front 2make it look a lil better :)
I know it does get depressing after a while of loosing so much hair,but it will get better.
The stress will just make it last longer.
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I had this at exactly the same time and it lasted for a few months!  I was scared to wash my hair as it was coming out by the handful!  It finally went away..
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I had an extreme extreme amoutn of hair loss while I was pregnant, since I have had him (he is now 8 1/2 months old) my hair has gotten thicker then it has ever been in my life! My cosmetologist even noticed the difference and said she was jealous..lol One thing I hate though is the new hair that isn't as long as the rest and sticks straight up or out now..lol Gosh I can't wait for it to all grow out the same!!
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I was experiencing the same problem - my hair was coming out in clumps. In a matter of a couple of weeks I lost half the hair on my head. Everyone says there is not much you can do about it but regardless I decided to try continuing my breastfeeding vitamins (Elevit w/Iodine) as I was indeed BF.. I was also taking Vitamin D and Iron supplements. I went to a healthfood store and bough Hair Food Plus which has elevated levels of Biotin and Zinc which is responsible for healthy hair. After about 4 to 5 days - a HUGE improvement where hardly any hair is falling out. Hopefully it will last but so far no hair on the floor, my clothes or in the shower drain.
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My son is just about to turn 4 months old. I never had hairloss with my first born, although this time, I woke up one morning and i was BALD on both sides of my temples. I and already on thyroid medication. I have never had this happen and am freaking out....
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