How do you know if you have pulled out a graft ? Does it bleed when you took out the graft ?

So I am 5 days post FUE, I have been doing my normal routine of shampooing. After I dry my hair I run my hand on my head and a lot of scabs come with it. I very carefully take them off: I haven't had any bleeding. I am paranoid if I am damaging my graft. Is there a certain way to know if I am dislodging my grafts ? For e.g bleeding ?

Doctor Answers 3

If you are paranoid about damaging your grafts, it is best to contact your doctor for an exam.

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If you are paranoid about damaging your grafts, it is best to contact your doctor for an exam.  If you follow your doctors instructions you should have no issues.


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Pulling out a graft

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When you pull out a graft, it usually bleeds. Losing a single graft is not really a problem if you had a lot of them. Just be careful

William Rassman, MD
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Scab Removal

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Generally if you had pulled out a graft you would see blood. Not always, but usually. Try rubbing off the scabs while still in the shower and even while the conditioner has been sitting in your hair, that is generally the safest way to remove them.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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