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Old 05-07-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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Teenage Hairloss

I'm a 17 year old female. My only prescription is for acne and once I realized how quickly I was losing hair, I stopped to see if that was the reason; it isn't the reason. I have had 6 knee surgeries and I had a staff infection in my knee. I have noticed that ever since my surgeries, my hair has been thinning out. I don't know if this is because of stress levels. But my hair grew back a little bit, but it is still no where near the real length of my hair. In some spots, it hasn't grown back at all. I eat fairly well, I avoid any fast food, but I do drink soda.

Does anyone have any ideas what I can do?

 
Old 06-07-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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Re: Teenage Hairloss

You are right stress from surgey or stress in general can cause hair loss..however patchy hair loss is a sign of a condition known as alopecia maybe you should visit <YOUR> doc and explain this to him there may be a simple explaination or treatment..my suggestion is to relax and try a cosmetic vitamin such as perfectil which should be at the pharmacy perscription free.

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