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Im 8 weeks pregnant and my hair is falling out excessively

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my hair is falling out excessively and I'm tired and sick most
Of the day. Hard to function. Is this normal at all????

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Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

When did you start feeling those symptoms?

Customer: Hair - 4 weeks
Dr. Saha :

Do you have vomiting or nausea only?

Customer: Tiredness- has Gotton worse since pregnant 6 weeks apx and nauseous past 5 weeks
Dr. Saha :

Did you consult doctor?

Customer: No vomiting
Customer: The doc is tomorrow but the NP says normal
Dr. Saha :

Sickness or nausea can occur in early pregnancy.

Dr. Saha :

This can cause tired feeling.

Dr. Saha :

Tired feeling can also come from anemia.

Dr. Saha :

Vitamin, iron deficiencies can be associated with hair loss.

Customer: And the hair? Isn't it supposed to be getting thicker bc of hormones and prenatal vits
Dr. Saha :

Are you taking prenatal vitamins?

Dr. Saha :

Did you have blood tests, hemoglobin level?

Dr. Saha :

Hair can be thicker from hormones, but if there is any deficiency state then this can cause hair loss.

Customer: It's being reviewed tomorrow. I never had anemia before . And yes taking vitamins
Dr. Saha :

Yes, doctor can review those.

Dr. Saha :

You are also feeling tired.

Customer: Thanks. Can you develop anemia from being pregnant
Dr. Saha :

Please try to take plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables.

Dr. Saha :

In pregnancy, anemia can occur.

Dr. Saha :

Fresh fruits, vegetables would provide vitamins, minerals naturally.

Dr. Saha :

My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

Customer: Ok. I also have a problem with prescription pain killers which they are referring me to subutex program. Do you know the risks or what damage can have occurred from oxycodone and Vicodin already
Dr. Saha :

It is pregnancy category C drug.

Dr. Saha :

There is no adequate study in human but have been seen to cause harm in animal study.

Customer: Yes, I googled that
Dr. Saha :

It is not clear whether there would be harm but you need to have regular check ups, ultrasound studies.

Customer: Thank you :)
Dr. Saha :
You are always welcome.
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