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So a bit of background. Around christmas time this year I had a pretty rough time. My grandmother died and we had to have our family dog put down all within the space of a couple of days. It was around this time that my depression and anxiety was getting worse and I was prescribed beta blockers for panic attacks back in february. I also had my wisdom teeth taken out under general anaesthesia. Im on a very stressful university course and do feel very stressed every day of my life
Recently Ive noticed that i'm shedding a lot more hair than usual. I was planning to grow my hair out and its now a sort of medium length and people have been telling me that its usual to lose lmore hair the longer it is. Whenever i run my hand through my hair, at least 1 will come out. The hairs range from being very small and thin to normal length and thickness and will almost always have a white bulb at the end. The hair loss seems equal over my scalp and there are not areas where the hair seems to come out easier. My hair also seems to be flatter and thinner than usual but I could be imagining this. I dont have a receding hairline apart from a little thinning on my temples and theres no history of balding on either side of my family.
On top of the shedding Ive also had pretty bad dandruff and scalp pain and irritation. So my question is this - is this more likely to be telogen effluvium or male pattern baldness. I know that theres many possible triggers around 2-3 months ago (surgery, death, beta blockers, general stress, depression) but im unsure about the small hairs im shedding. Starting to feel very worried and paranoid about this and wondering what the best thing is to do. Shall I see the doctor?
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