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I am 9 weeks post op from a RNY and things are going well. I'm losing an average of 0.5 lbs a day (yes, I weigh myself daily). I have lots of hair and haven't noticed any thinning yet. Is Hair loss a given and how far down the road?

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hair loss is not a given. Mine started right around the beginning of month 3. It was severe and did not stop until my weight loss slowed to a crawl which was around month 13.

I lost so much hair that I was shocked that I had any on my head at all. Now I am 21 months post op and my hair is very very thick and it came back very curly. I am having to learn how to manage it differently because of how curly it has become. I spoke with my dermatologist about it because he specializes in hair as well and he said it is common for your hair to change once you go through something so extraordinary. The same thing happens with cancer patients.

I love my new hair and it was totally worth every worry. I am slightly below goal at 161lbs down, almost 150lbs. I look great and feel even better.

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I am currently about 4 1/2 months out. At 4 months I noticed more hair coming out in the shower and in my brush. I don't notice it when I look in the mirror. I started taking Biotin a few months before my RNY which was in February. I have since lost 101 lbs! I still take my Biotin and Bariatric Vitamins everyday of course! I hope this answer helps you and congratulations on the beginning of your journey!

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