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 Woman looking at her hairbrush full of chunks of her hair and wondering if is related to her hysterectomy?It's been several years since my hysterectomy, and my hair is now falling out in chunks! Is it related to the hysterectomy?


The hair on your head is in an almost constant growth cycle. It is normal for to lose 50–100 strands a day (more when you shower) as old hair falls out and new hair grows in.

As you go through changes following a hysterectomy and menopause, you may notice additional hair loss. While issues revolving around a hysterectomy can lead to some additional hair loss, there are actually many reasons for hair loss in women. Here is a list of top reasons women experience hair loss:
  • Genetics (this accounts for the majority of hair loss issues)
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Anesthesia
  • Stress
  • Physical trauma (e.g. surgery or intense illness)
  • Hair care habits (i.e. dying, ironing, blow drying, harsh towel drying, styling too tight)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Anemia
  • Skin disorders (e.g. psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medication

If you find yourself struggling with prolonged, excessive hair loss, it's time to see the dermatologist. S/he can help determine the cause and provide a treatment plan.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

08-28-2011 - 04:19 PM


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