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Could severe hair loss be due to surgery and suggest treatment?

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Iam 23 years old and had a laparotomy 3months before due to ruptured appendicitis... now iam having sudden excessive hair loss.... i have loss 60% of my hair... is this due to surgery or the possibilty of having any nutrition deficiency....??? but my physical health is in ok condition... wht should i do??? plz help me out :(



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Mon, 7 Jul 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
I appreciate your concern regarding hair fall.
From your description, it seems you might be having Telogen Effluvium, which is hairfall secondary to stress. Telogen effluvium is commonly seen after any recent medical illness or surgical operation.
If i were your dermatologist/trichologist, i would like to take through history including family history, history of recent major trauma/illness/stress/medications etc and recommend some basic investigations like CBC,blood sugar,Thyroid function test.Some other special investigations like trichogram and dermoscopy and further aid in diagnosis and prognosis.
I would suggest you a course of oral tablets containing biotin and other essential vitamins and minerals for minimum 6 months. Also, would put you on solution containing 5% minoxidil once a day and a hair serum containing peptides for hair growth at night.(Q sera etc). I would advise use of gentle shampoo and conditioner on regular basis and use of coconut oil twice a week.
Also enquire from your dermatologist about upcoming treatment options like mesotherapy and platelet-rich plasma.
Avoid combing in wet hair and let them dry by wrapping in towel. Avoid blow dryersand hair-color/dyes. Take plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet and try to de-stress your routine life.
Hope your queries are resolved and wish you best of health.
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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