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I had a miscarriage at 6 months over a year ago and my hair has been falling out ever since. I have now lost over half of my hair. How do I make it stop? and can I grow my hair back? :( Very sad!!
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It's common to lose hair after pregnancy, but that hair loss will usually stop by 6 months or so after the pregnancy is over. Since it's been a year for you, I think there is another reason. The most likely reason is something called androgenetic alopecia. It's fairly common, and often there is a family history of hair loss. Stress is a common factor that may set it off. It can be treated with topical Rogaine applied to the scalp twice daily, but takes months to notice a result. Ideally it would be best to see a good dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, look for other causes, and recommend treatment. Best wishes.
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