On December 26th 2005, I had a miscarrage. I was approximatley 12 weeks pregnant during my pregnancy I noticed alot of hair falling out. I know this usually happens after a women gives birth. My hair got very thin on top. My part is wider then before and you could see my scalp when I’m out in the sun. Now, I have alot of little hairs sticking staight up but they look thinner and smaller coming out of the root. This happend to me once before after surgery and all my hair came back with cortizone shots from my dermatologist. Could it be possible that as I get older my hair is going to thin on top. My mother passed when I was born but I think her hair thinned out on top as she got older. My brother and sister have thick hair and are in there late forties. How do I know if I will take after my mother and if I do what can I do to prevent it from happening to me. I’m 37 years old.
The hair loss which you have experienced may be due to stress from the miscarriage or hormonal changes from the pregnancy and/or previous surgery or any emotional/physical stresses in your life. This history is not inconsistent with genetic female hair loss reaction to your circumstances. Pregnancy can cause hair loss in woman and it almost always reverses to some degree. If you indeed have genetic female pattern hair loss, there is not much you can do except for eating healthy and taking all of your proper vitamins. Sometimes, Rogaine (minoxidil) may help.