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Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy??? Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

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Unread 02-25-2011, 07:26 AM
Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

Hi Ladies and Happy Friday

Im just curious, I will be 8 weeks Post-Op on Thursday March 3rd and I got my Hair Cut a few days before my TAH and usualkly I get my Hair cut every 8-10 weeks. Well I have noticed since having my TAH that my Hair doesn't look like it has grown very much at all and also looks Thinner and Limp.

Does having a TAH cause this issue, If so what can I do to start growing my Hair again?

Thanks
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Unread 02-25-2011, 07:28 AM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

Anesthesia causes the hair to fall out sometimes. It stops and grows back after a period.

I'm loosing large amounts in the shower. I have enough to cover three heads, but I'm down to about 2 heads worth now. Sigh.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 02:15 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

I have noticed my hair seems thinner, however it seems to be growing a lot faster than it use to. Are you on any hormones?
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Unread 02-25-2011, 04:12 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

No I am not on any Hormone drugs and i am not losing any Hair, It just seems very thin and limp and it doesn't appear to be growing. I wonder how long this will last?? Im goin to go get some Pre-natal vitamins to help with hair growth. I hope it starts growing back soon. This is terrible
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Unread 02-25-2011, 07:50 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???



Surgery of any kind can do a number on our bodies, especially with the anesthesia and pain meds. You are early post op and likely your body has not completely recovered from surgery.

As a word of caution, you should check with your doctor before using pre-natal vitamins because they have higher amounts of iron than a regular multi-vitamin. Often women who do not have a uterus are even advised to use a multi-vitamin for women over 50 because they contain no iron. Once we do not have a uterus (as long as there are no underlying anemia issues), we generally do not need an iron supplement and we can actually get our iron levels too high with a supplement as we do not have a period to help eliminate any extra iron.

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Unread 02-25-2011, 07:57 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

I use to take pre natal pills to help my nails grow and for something else, can't remember for what exactly and I have never had kids. Its been awhile since i have taken then probably more then a year.

So what your saying is now that I have had a TAH I have to watch which vitamins I take?
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Unread 02-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

I had my hair colored on November 11th (for my November 13th wedding). I normally need retouching by six weeks and HAVE to have it by the eighth week due to gray.

My hysterectomy was November 29th.

My second surgery was December 20th.

I noticed throughout the recovery periods that my roots weren't turning gray and I thought that was great!!! I went back to work on January 26th and the roots were barely visible at that point and it wasn't until THIS week that I saw my roots were at what would normally appear at between the six and eight week mark.....fifteen weeks later.

Also, I just trimmed my own bangs this week...something else that hasn't been needed since November...something that normally needs done much more frequently as I keep them straight just above my eyes. It took fifteen weeks to get that one inch.

I pointed the coloring/gray thing out to my coworkers and they could NOT believe I had gone fifteen weeks with as little gray showing now as it is. I had to assure them I haven't had it done since November.

So long story short (too late! ) YES! My hair fell asleep for what appears to have been almost two months worth of growth. It appears that it has gone back to a normal growing rate again.

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Unread 02-25-2011, 08:15 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

I had my hair cut and colored last week. My hair dresser said my hair felt drier than before. She said hormones do a lot to the hair. Another example is my hair used to be straight as can be, after having kids it became more coarse and wavy. Hormones!
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Unread 02-25-2011, 08:26 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

My hair is still thinner & it's 4 months after my TVH. I also notice that since surgery, my underarm hair & leg hair grows wwwaaayyy slower, which is kind of nice, actually. I have one spot on each of my calves that doesn't grown any hair at all since surgery! I guess our body chemistry just gets all messed up from the surgery....
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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:17 PM
Re: Does your Hair Stop Growing After a Hysterectomy???

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So what your saying is now that I have had a TAH I have to watch which vitamins I take?
Following a hysterectomy, if we take a supplement or vitamin with iron in it, we could end up with a build up of iron in our system as our body will not be able to shed that extra iron every month with a period.

Supplements of any kind should be taken under the advice of a physician, including vitamins, to be sure we are using safe levels. For instance, naturally I have a high level of Vitamin B12 and D and am not to take any supplements of them of any kind. I also have to watch Calcium as I have a high level and ended up with kidney stones from using a supplement.

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