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Hi I'm a little over 6 months post op and my hair is shedding ALOT. My hair has never she'd so much and I fear I might go bald more than two handfuls of hair. I've heard this could be a side effect of surgery. Has anyone else experienced this? and does it ever stop?? Please help.

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it happens to lots of us - and yes, it'll stop. And it'll most likely all grow back, too. I started shedding around month 5 and it went on for maybe three months.

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I’m six months postop and have been shedding horrible for about three months now the doctor said it’s normal but I hope my hair grows back because if not I’m going to be bald within the next few months. They say it could be from lack of Protein and I do have a problem hitting my protein goal so this month I’ve been really tracking my food intake and trying to get to my protein intake a day

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I started shedding at 3 months, kept going until about month 7.

I'm 1.5 years out now, and it's pretty much all grown back. Mind you the new hairs are about 3-ish inches long so they stick up in some places, lol. I know eventually they will grow long enough to lay flat.

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Hi! I've experienced the same thing! I started using women's Rogaine 5% minoxidil unscented foam around 4 months ago and is starting to see my hair come back. Hope this helps!

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I also experienced excess shedding even though my hair was VERY healthy before surgery. My excess shedding started at 2 months and slowed down recently (5 months post op). It will stop eventually. If it doesn't stop after being 12 months post-op, you may want to speak with your surgeon.

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