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I think I have Alopecia
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KarlPilk posted:
I read at http://byebyespots.com/hair-care-solutions/alopecia/ that a trauma could cause apolecia. Does anyone know if that is true? I have recently been through a trauma and I have started to lose my hair in clumps however I would never have associated the 2 together. Anyone have any advice?
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Trauma and the subsequent stress that it causes on the body are a big cause of alopecia- in particular a type of alopecia called telogen effluvium.

This type of hair loss almost always resolves 3 to 6 months after the initial stressful incident.

In the meantime, it is a good idea to see your primary doc to have your bloodwork checked.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
www.TareenDermatology.com