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Having severe hairloss afer taking epidural steroid injections. Inter-related?

I had 2 rounds of epidural steroid injections 4 months ago. The injections were 3 weeks apart. I began seeing hair loss after 2 months and now at 4 months it has accelerated to handfuls of hair loss and noticeably thin hair. I have seen my Family Practitioner and he doesn t believe there is a connection to the steroid. He believes the injection into the epidural would cause the problem more than the steroid itself. He laughed at the info I have seen on the Internet which stated it has caused hair loss in patients. What are your thoughts on the topic?
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
Hi !

Thank you for your query.

I think you are suffering from telogen effluvium which can be caused by sudden withrawl of steroids which leads to stress on body .

Please consult a trichologist for complete evaluation.

Hope you are satisfied with the answer.

If you have any further queries feel free to ask.

Wish you good health.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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