I am having a hysterectomy July 31st and was instructed to stop taking my birth control pills which I did as of March. In the meantime, I ruptured both of my achilles tendons and had major surgery. I started losing my hair not too long after the surgery and thought the hair loss was due to the surgery. After reading some comments online, I realized that the hair loss is probably due to having stopped taking the pill. Now I’m concerned that with this major surgery and another coming up soon, I will continue to lose more and more hair. Is there anything I can do to stop the hair loss? I am terrified of going bald!
I doubt that you will become bald. Reactive hair loss after a major surgery is often cyclical and often will return if you are one of the unlucky people to experience. There is no way to prevent this in those that have experienced it in the past.