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I had my RYN on Nov 1st, recovered well, and just washed my hair and noticed bunch of hair came out, and i was in disbelief, brushed my hair and a string of hair came out! I cannot believe that i am in Hair loss? At 18 days? I am supposed to be on the puree stage, but i like only light and fit greek yogurts by Dannon and chicken broth with carrots. But i do struggle to get in the 80g of Protein and Water because of the chest pain when drinking/eating as jt passes down. I have to go very slow. Is this "normal" to have hair loss before 3 weeks?

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We all react differently but for most it does tend to start around month 3. Just a thought but did you have a long pre surgical diet (months not weeks)? If you did maybe your Protein levels have been low for a while already unless you were vigilant about your intake. If you also lost a considerable amount of weight during the pre surgical diet your body might have gone into shock earlier too & the surgery was the last straw so to speak. These things are what stimulate & accelerate our natural Hair loss cycle & suddenly we’re losing handfuls of hair.

Give your surgeon a call & see what they suggest why it’s happening earlier.

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We all react differently but for most it does tend to start around month 3. Just a thought but did you have a long pre surgical diet (months not weeks)? If you did maybe your Protein levels have been low for a while already unless you were vigilant about your intake. If you also lost a considerable amount of weight during the pre surgical diet your body might have gone into shock earlier too & the surgery was the last straw so to speak. These things are what stimulate & accelerate our natural Hair loss cycle & suddenly we’re losing handfuls of hair.
Give your surgeon a call & see what they suggest why it’s happening earlier.

I had a one week pre op diet. And i did see my surgeon on the 18th and told the nurse of my weight loss stall. She said, its because im not meeting my protein/water goals, and thats true. Later that night, had a zoom meeting, with another nurse from the surgeons office, and talked about Hair loss as a random topic. She also mentioned same thing(protein/water goals), and adding zinc and Biotin, using baby shampoo(because of less chemicals) and washing hair one or two times per week. I started biotin and zinc yesterday. And its tough for me to make it to my 80g Protein and 64oz. I just didnt expect this so soon.

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Hi Cheryl,

I started losing my hair quite quickly after surgery and I made sure that I reached my Protein goals. My doctor advised that the surgery itself can trigger Hair loss in some people and then it can continue due to the rapid weight loss. I’m 8 months out now and thankfully my hair has stopped falling out and slowly seems to be coming back. I highly recommend using Nioxin Shampoo and conditioner and Rogaine if you can.

I have no regrets, even with the heavy hair loss. Good luck and hang in there!!

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