Causes Of Hair Loss After Surgery For Lumps In The Breast?
good afternoon, r nI just had surgery because there was a lump in my breast on the right side, before I did the operation I had frequent hand pain, just the right leg, dizziness, chills, nausea. So, I want to ask me not chemo but why did my hair fall out before? then how come there is still the seal? r nThank you in advance, doc 🙏😊
Hello Ms. Wida
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I understand the worry you have. Lumps in the breast can be caused by benign or malignant tumors. Benign and malignant tumors can be distinguished from direct physical examination or by biopsy (surgical removal of tumor tissue). Benign tumors are characterized by lumps of various sizes, clear borders that can be palpable, easy to move / mobile, do not enlarge in a short time, can disappear and occur depending on the menstrual cycle and no other symptoms are found around the lump. In contrast to malignant tumors, which are often found with enlarged lumps, hard, difficult to move, the boundaries are not clear, and can cause abnormalities in the skin around the lump
Generally, the management of benign tumors is sufficient to promote surgery alone, in contrast to malignant breast tumors which have therapeutic options, ranging from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Hair loss is often caused by chemotherapy. Other effects of chemotherapy are causing nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, etc. If you are not undergoing chemotherapy, here are other causes of your hair loss, including:
The influence of drugs
Lack of nutrients in the body
Hormonal disorders of the body
Lack of B vitamins and iron
Thyroid gland disorders
Meanwhile, the stiffness that you feel can be influenced by physical stress factors, lack of rest / fatigue, previous activities, lack of vitamins, etc.
Regarding your complaint, it's good to know the nature of your breast lump / tumor, whether it is benign or malignant, because different treatments are needed. Don't worry about hair loss, if it is found that you are not undergoing chemotherapy then think about other possible causes. You can change your lifestyle for the better to reduce the risk of excess hair loss. Please note that each person can experience hair loss of approximately 50-100 strands per day.
To prevent the risk of alopecia / hair loss and body aches, you can do the following things at home, namely:
Avoid fatigue and strenuous activity
Do not change shampoo products frequently
Treat your hair as well as possible with selected products for hair health
Eat foods that are nutritious and contain balanced nutrition
Do not use hair heaters often
Do not hesitate to consult your nearest doctor if it is found that hair loss is due to the influence of a suspicion of other diseases in the body. That is the information that I can convey, hope it helps