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Old 09-25-2011, 01:50 AM
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Hi all,

I had my first HT done my Dr.Madhu, Hyderabad, India in Dec 2009 which turned out pretty well after 18 months but last couple of months I have lost quite a lot of hair which brings me almost back to where started in Dec 2009. I am not sure what went wrong. I am on Tugain 5% and Finpecia 1 mg daily since HT.

Has anybody else experienced such thing or this is just a normal cycle and those hair will grow back again.

And one more thing is it OK to go for temporary solutions such as weaving to cover up the losses as I am getting married soon I don't have much time for 2nd HT.

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:23 AM
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rocker,

I'm sorry to hear about your progressive balding. It certainly sounds as if you are taking all the necessary steps to medically stabilize your hair loss.

Some things to consider are:

1. Be sure that you are purchasing your finasteride and minoxidil from a reputable source.

2. Some guys simply do not respond to these drugs.

3. There could be factors other than male pattern balding at play. You may want to consult with a dermatologist to rule out other conditions.

Best of luck!
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:00 AM
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Thanks David...one more thing I wanted to ask.. is it safe to go for weaving as a temporary measure or it may effect the transplanted hair.
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:58 AM
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Are u saying u lost the transplanted hair?
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:46 AM
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yes definitely some of them ....but i hoping they will grow back....that is why i asked before that may be its a normal cycle ....as all transplanted hair had grown at about same time so probably they have fallen at more or less same time and they will grow back.
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Rocker,

U might receive some medical advice from a doctor if they notice this thread. I have read a post by a top clinic awhile back that their patient had a similar problem, but i dont want to post the link...Have u contacted your ht doctor about your problem?

David..., how did u not understand the question rocker asked? Not one part of his question said that he was "progressive balding" and right away u assume this?

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rocker,

If you truly feel that you've lost the bulk of you transplanted hair and have not lost preexisting, native hair then I strongly advise you to consult with Dr. Madhu. While it happens from time to time that a hair transplant results in poor yield (as with my first procedure) it's extremely rare that transplanted hair will grow in only to fall out later. There are a number of non-genetic factors that can cause hair loss including illness and medication.

Mp96,

I did not misunderstand rocker's post. What he said was "last couple of months I have lost quite a lot of hair". While it's quite rare to lose transplanted hair, it's quite common to continue losing native or non-transplanted hair. Some patients are not properly informed or choose to ignore this basic fact and erroneously assume that it is the transplanted hair they have lost. Based on the limited information in rocker's post my response was perfectly legitimate and open for anyone with other insights such as yourself to add their own ideas. There is simply no substitute for consulting with your own surgeon and perhaps a dermatologist if necessary in such a case.

Furthermore, I don't appreciate your unnecessarily critical and demeaning response to my comments. If you have a problem with me or this site then no one is forcing you to remain a part of if. I don't recall ever having attacked you or anyone else here for sharing their ideas and opinions. Adding you own constructive input is helpful and appreciated. Leave the attitude at home.

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Takingtheplunge,


You are only using quotation marks for a small section of the sentence in rocker's post. What he said was, "my first HT done my Dr.Madhu, Hyderabad, India in Dec 2009 which turned out pretty well after 18 months but last couple of months I have lost quite a lot of hair which brings me almost back to where started in Dec 2009."

I really do have a tough time understanding where u could get "progressive balding" from that statement.

Furthermore, you had absolutely no intentions to even clarifying on asking him before drawing your own conclusions...

Anyhow, i am glad i did come forward because if i didnt he would of been mislead thinking that he was "progressive balding" as u mentioned.

I do agree with you that it is uncommon to lose transplanted hair, but it is possible...

Oh about the "attitude" part...Maybe try reading posts more clearer or even possibly ask questions if u dont understand instead of drawing conclusions which are based on a few words out of a entire sentence.

As proven here, rocker does feel he is losing transplanted hair and not "progressive balding" as u mentioned.

Sure glad i did come forward!!
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MP96,

While David may have incorrectly assumed the original poster was referring to progressive balding, your attitude and baseless attacks are unwarranted. Thus, if you would like to continue your membership here, I expect your posts to be more constructive and respectful towards our members and moderators.

Your cooperation is appreciated and expected.

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Frankly, I agree completely with David's (TakingThePlunge) assessment and recommend the same course of action.

Good luck Rocker! Please, feel free to ask any additional questions and let us know if we can offer any further assistance.
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