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it's been one year since TKR and I have notice my hair has fallen out and gotten thinner has anyone else had this problem

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    it seemed the back if my hair was thinning out 1.5 years after my TKR . i just turned 69 tho and that may be the reason too i dont know i am using a hair restoring shampoo and i hope it works

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    Wow - exactly the same as me and exactly one year since my TKR ! I have always had a good head of hair but it has got so thin and straggly I fear i will need to have it chopped....having said that is it autumn here and the leaves are only just falling due to our extraordinary weather lately and I have always been told not to worry about hair fall, in the fall...it is a seasonal thing...here's hoping they are right...but also hair can be affected by GA's too but not sure if that is so one year post-op! Sorry if it's not much help to you but you are not alone...someone else may have another idea though....I am also on steroids so that could be my cause too....x

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    no steroids for me but found a shampoo that is helping

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    Hello Michele. I had a knee replacement 14 months ago and I am 79 years of age. we all know that hair gets thinner as one ages, only its not noticeable on people who have very thick locks, they don't seem to miss it. I have always had fine hair and it has got considerably thinner this year, I figure it could just be the progress of ageing, medicines we are taking, or in my case 8 years of lliving with severe stress caring for my needy bedbound husband which I have found ]very distressing. Also there is our diet. I am taking special tablets now for hair growth and nails, which I hope will have some effect. I find that the hair thickeners I have tried have not been very good. Sorry I can't give you any cheerful news, but I am in the same boat as you. All the best.

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    Thank for your advise

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