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bamaskies
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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have something very odd happening and wondered if any one else has had this same thing happen.
 
I have started loosing the hair on the part of my leg that is burning due to a disk pressing on the nerve. On my left leg, from the vertical center to the left, there is no hair on my knee and calf. To the right the hair is normal, thick and black. I am a white guy and have always had thick body hair. I told the doc about this and he said that it may be related to the nerve being compressed. The area that is balding is spreading as the burning spreads. Any body else heard of this? I am more curious that concerned with it, although it will make a good conversation item this summer. tongue
all cervical disks removed and L4L5 removed. nerve damage from surgeries and nerve root blockage on siatic nerve in left leg.
chronic pain from failed back and neck surgeries.
depression
 
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Ides
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   Posted 2/28/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, I've not only heard of it, it's happened to me. I have small fiber peripheral neuropathy in my feet and lower legs. The nerve fibers are at such a low level that they are barely detectable on biopsy. I lost the hair on my legs. I'm female so it's a plus - no more shaving!
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, lupus, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, peripheral artery disease, degenerative disc disease, and a host of other medical problems.
 


edt
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   Posted 2/28/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

Yep, seems to happen with nerve damage...makes for interesting hair growth patterns! 

edt


bamaskies
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   Posted 2/28/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. I tried to research it but coould find nothing. When my PS does a nerve conductivity test on that area I have no pain. I wonder if the same can be said for hair loss on my head?!
all cervical disks removed and L4L5 removed. nerve damage from surgeries and nerve root blockage on siatic nerve in left leg.
chronic pain from failed back and neck surgeries.
depression
 
Look for the better times; they do come. God bless you. 


uniquelyme
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   Posted 2/28/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought my hair loss was because I stopped shaving...It's hard to shave when you can't bend to do it...Now I think it's also because of the nerve damage I am having...

Me.
 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


PAlady
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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. I wish some of my hair growth on my legs would stop! Seems despite the neuropathy my hair growth goes in the other direction, but like you, me, (LOL) bending to shave is becoming more and more of a rarity. Wish I could afford waxing or something.

Oh well, I'll just look European. :-)

PaLady
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