Do you think I lost grafts 17 days post op?
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Potential Graft Damage
17 days from your transplant surgery means that your grafts are established pretty strongly. If there was no significant trauma or bleeding then it is doubtful that you did any damage to your grafts. Those were probably just the hairs being shed, not the grafts. If you're really concerned you can ask your doctor to take a look for you.
There is no way to truly tell if you lost grafts. If you are concerned it is best to see your doctor for an examination in
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Post op hair loss
At 17 days there is not a concern at all of losing the grafts. The case is the same with FUE or FUT grafts. The most critical period is actually the very first few days after surgery. It is then that there is a potential for one to lose grafts. If that does happen it is also usually accompanied by bleeding. At 2 weeks+ after surgery the hairs are just breaking off. The root is actually still intact and below the surface of the skin. Just as stated in your post op info, the hair will start to regrow again in 3-4 months. As a final note, at this time you really shouldn't have any more crusts remaining. You should make sure you are washing your hair every day. At this time you can be a little more aggressive with you hair washing and use your finger tips. Try to work all of those crusts off in the next couple of days. It will help speed up the healing process and look much nicer.
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