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Unread 10-25-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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I've lost most of the hair on my legs below the knee. My doctor says that the hair loss is caused by my Small Fiber Neuropathy.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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Unread 10-25-2011, 09:25 AM   #2
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I sure have. I don't have to shave my legs anymore. But with age I think you lose hair other places as well such as underarms, hair on your head thinning, etc.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 09:30 AM   #3
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I lost most of my leg hair when I was hypothyroid.

Once that was corrected, 1/2 of it grew back.

My lost arm hair never returned --but I don't miss that.

I think once the menopause is over, much of the body hair goes for women, as well. The only hair that seems to like older women however is on the chin.... I sometimes think all the old hair follicles moved there for me! LOL
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i lost the hair on my legs early in developing PN. it looks like i shave my legs.
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Well, I am sorry that this is happening to us, but I am glad to learn that it is a known symptom, and not something I have to try to treat or see a doctor for.
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Yes, I have hair loss starting from about the bottom of the calves down.
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Yes, I have hair loss starting from about the bottom of the calves down.
I have noticed hair loss, too. I thought it is attributed to age. My age is 63. I shave about once a week now. In my younger day it would be every other day in the summer months. I have dark thick body hair so mine shows more.
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Yup. Looks pretty funny on a 56 year old man too. I occasionally toy with shaving off what remains so that both legs match. Haven't gotten around to it yet.

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I've lost most of the hair on my legs below the knee. My doctor says that the hair loss is caused by my Small Fiber Neuropathy.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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I've lost most of the hair on my legs below the knee. My doctor says that the hair loss is caused by my Small Fiber Neuropathy.

Has anyone else experienced this?
I lost my leg hair above the knee many years ago and was just diagnossed with SFN this January.
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