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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is it normal to experience hair loss with Crohn's?

    I have long dark hair and have experienced the most extreme hair loss ever! I think it may be related to my medication and was wondering if this could be possible?
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  • Dr Simon Benstock

    Gastroenterologist

    Dr Simon Benstock completed his advanced training in Gastroenterology at Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s hospitals in Sydney. His major interests are colon cancer … View Profile

    Usually with Crohn's disease there is no hair loss although up to 10% of patients can get skin manifestations, which in some cases, can include hair loss. Also, the medication that one might use for Crohn's can have a number of side effects and this could also cause hair loss. The other thing that you would have to look for or have your doctor look for, is to make sure that there is no underlying coeliac disease which is a more common cause of hair loss.

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