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Hey fellows

I am about to create a post and share my recent experience, as soon as I receive the pictures from the clinic I went to. But meanwhile I would like to please have your reactions about what just happened to me. First night post-op, I wake up with a trace of blood going from the frontal hairline to the back. I don't know what I did while sleeping, but I'm sure I stayed on my back. I then spray some saline solution, gently tap the area with a cotton pad, and...look who I found. RIP 😭

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Blood is never a good sign. Hard to tell exactly, but you have unfortunately lost some grafts. Hopefully it's blood from a few grafts that has spread rather than the whole area. Please talk to your clinic asap. 

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Because of the way the blood spilled I think I could narrow the damaged area (first pic), and zoomed in after cleaned (second pic), any thoughts?

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It's very plausible that you lost only one, the same thing happened to me in my last hair transplant, to be honest I couldn't even tell a difference once it all grew.


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Thanks Melvin.

I pushed the investigation a bit further, and I hope it is indeed the case. The arrows pointing to the probable source of the bleeding, and I circled a possible victim. 

Guys, if the person from the clinic who's supposed to send me the photos does not do it in a day or two, I'll do with what I have. In any case I'll make sure to post my experience this week.

Cheers

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Can you not visit the clinic again? Or if it's another city, maybe visit a different clinic?

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I cannot because I flew over there. It might be complicated to see another specialist I think. With Melvin's response and my last zoomed in pictures I am a bit relieved though, hopefully rightfully so.

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One graft coming out is not going to make a difference. You may have scratched the area and pulled a graft out while you were sleeping without even realizing it. I wouldn't worry too much about it. I lost a graft once when I bumped my head in the bathroom. It happens.

 

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Looks like a good transplant. You will undoubtedly lose a few grafts. Try not to panic and stop looking in the mirrors and touching the hairs and driving yourself crazy. You won’t miss one or two grafts. Just don’t inflict damage to your transplant by picking at it

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Man, after reading this Im starting to think that tying my hands before going to sleep after the procedure is really good idea...

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Thanks maxgraft. Karatekid lol, yea sleeping with boxing gloves also crossed my mind 😂.

I'll probably post my experience tomorrow. Thanks guys.

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Alright guys, here I am. There is so much to say that I'll try to keep it short and answer any question you guys may have.

I'm 31, started noticing thinning at 22, took minoxidil, then stopped, and after that it went way worse way faster (between 27 and 30). Until then I refused to take finasteride because of ignorance, until two doctors refused to do the surgery because of that. Then I did my research, and came to the conclusion that one must at least try the medication. I did, thankfully had no sides, and even a slight improvement as you can see below.1346439170_ScreenShot2020-02-28at1_51_14AM.thumb.png.ab97bbe6c2fcf757978356825a86c3e3.png

 

This is me before the surgery:

 

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Last week I underwent surgery at HLC Ankara. 4005 grafts were implanted during three days. Around 3000 in the frontal aera (~50/cm^2) and 1000 (500 hair 500 beard) on the midscalp (~30/cm^2). Every stage was performed by a doctor and the extraction was manual. I plan to do the crown on a second surgery.

 

Day 1:

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Last day of surgery:

 

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day 4 postop (today):

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PS: sorry for the broken English 

PS2: wasn't sure if I had to start a new topic or not.

 

 

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All is not lost with the graft or 2 dislodging. Happened to me. Often the stream of blood which follows makes it all appear much worse.

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10 hours ago, Silent1234 said:

All is not lost with the graft or 2 dislodging. Happened to me. Often the stream of blood which follows makes it all appear much worse.

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All comments are welcome.

 

PS: is it common that my scalp still feels numb after 2 weeks after the first day of surgery?

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34 minutes ago, Namsak said:

PS: is it common that my scalp still feels numb after 2 weeks after the first day of surgery?

Yes totally normal, everything looks great man, you went to a great clinic, HLC are the best clinic imo

btw do you happen to know how many grafts you have left in your donor? thanks

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2 hours ago, Abi28 said:

Yes totally normal, everything looks great man, you went to a great clinic, HLC are the best clinic imo

btw do you happen to know how many grafts you have left in your donor? thanks

Thanks man. I don't really know. I wish I asked when I was there because the doctors were quite cooperative. I tried to asked them on WhatsApp after I got home but did not get the response yet.

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8 minutes ago, 83mjs said:

Hey another HLC patient! Happy for you man, looks great at day 11. Which doctor did your procedure?

Thanks buddy. Dr Cengiz and Dr Umut both worked on me on different days. How about you man?

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14 hours ago, Namsak said:

Thanks buddy. Dr Cengiz and Dr Umut both worked on me on different days. How about you man?

Dr Elif for me, 6 sessions over 3 days and she did it all. I noticed from other HLC reports that the other doctors tend to rotate for extractions and placement, as it was for you I guess?

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