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I do not have a diagnosis of lupus but I think I might have it. I was wondering if any of you have hair loss as a symptom of your lupus. The last couple of months my hair has started falling out. It has gotten much worse the last 6 weeks or so. I pull out at least 2 handfuls every time I shower and when I brush my hair I pull out at least 2 handfuls more. My hair falls out everywhere I go. I have long, black hair and there are hairs all over the floor in my house, on the seat of my car and all over my pillow. I used to have very thick hair so I don't think the loss is very noticeable to others yet but it is to me. I also have scabs on my head. This is a pretty common occurrence for me. I have about 6-8 scabs on my head and my head is itchy. Thanks for any info you can give me!
 

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Hair loss is very common in lupus but also in many other conditions. With all you have going on, I suggest you see your GP and ask for an ANA test to start the ball rolling. Or ask for a referral to a rheumatologist since you have some rheumy type symptoms. Another option is to see a dermatologist about these sores on your scalp and other skin problems.

Good Luck
Clare
 
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