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Hair Loss or Natural Whorl


dan2040

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One day when I was looking in the mirror i noticed a spot on the top back of my head (I never look at the back of my head, so I'm not sure if this is out of the ordinary). I noticed that the spot is the Whorl in my hair, I was just trying to figure out if this is a normal Whorl or hair loss. There has been no thinning of my hair or any receding hair line in the front of my scalp. Also there is no exposed scalp where the Whorl is, it just easier to see the scalp through the hair.

 

No one in my family has hair loss. We do all have fine hair. I was just wondering if this looks like a normal Whorl, or should I worry about hair loss. :confused:

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If you're experiencing any hair loss it's minimal at this point. If you see a change in the next few months, or if you're very concerned about it now you can consult with recommended physician on this site to take a look and see if it's the beginning stages of thinning. At this point you would be catching it very early which is good, and you can use stabilizing medications such as rogaine foam or propecia.

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Dan-

 

Hey buddy! Thanks for providing us with some clearer pictures from different angles. Although it appears that there COULD be something going on other than just a natural whorl, any thinning is minimal at least....and it doesn't look like you have a whole lot to worry about at this stage of the game. And then some people just have a bigger scalp-show in their natural whorl, so you may not be losing any hair here at all. I'm sure a consultation with a restoration physician will give you the answers you seek!

 

Just out of curiosity, are you taking any medications or tried Rogaine at all? Rogaine is specifically designed to treat the crown, and if started now can help to prevent loss, and in a lot of instances, regrow it! Just a suggestion if you're not already giving it a go.....as it worked really well for me personally!! Again, I wouldn't worry about your hair at all.....looks like you have a very full, thick head of hair.

 

Best,

 

Mike

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I think you should consult the good physician to solve your problem about hair loss. Generally hair loss happens due to stress,diet,less vitamins etc, we can not considered only one reason but there are different reason depend on person's health and check up.

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So I decided to just keep in eye on my hair and in the last 7 months and I haven't seen any real change (I've attached a few pictures for comparison). Everything looks about the same so I think it might just be my natural Whorl.

 

I'm thinking about still visiting the dermatologist because my scalp has been breaking out (almost like pimples on my scalp) and has become incredibly itchy. It also has been causing some increased shedding (though nothing that has affected my hair quality or density). I have no idea what is causing it and it happens very sporadically.

 

@Dan: I haven't taken any medications (before or after the photos). I wanted to wait and see if there was any change before I went to the dermatologist or started taking any medications.

 

Again, I think I'm just going to keep monitoring it and recheck everything every now and then to see if there is any change.

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So I recently noticed a small bald spot in the swirl of my hair as well. It's really worrying me because I really don't want to go bald. Especially not at the young age I am now. I'm not sure if this is just a normal hair thing, or if I am losing my hair.

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Can you post an updated picture so we can get a better idea .

 

I had a tiny bald spot when I was 21 , it stayed the same size for the next 5 or so years , but in the meantime the hair around it towards the front (frontal and mid scalp area) started thinning out in a diffuse pattern . After that damage, the crown blad spot started expanding again.

 

Everyone has a different balding pattern. One of my friends who had a similar bald spot as I did back then , never thinned out anywhere else and he is happy with his hair as is , no meds or transplants .

 

My dad is a NW6 , and he reached that stage before 40, so I knew when I first began balding that I likely had a lot more hairloss to come . Family history is KEY as that goes a long way in determining the make up of your hair follicles, how resistant they are to DHT -- which is the primary cause of male hair loss.

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I noticed the same thing, and I am just wondering if i have a natural hair whurl and have no need to worry or a bald spot? The only male member of my family who is bald is my uncle, my father has a natural high hairline.

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I came upon this thread describing my exact worry. Glad I'm not alone. I've never worried about hair loss as I have always had tons of thick hair. Recently I noticed the spot on the back of my head everyone is talking about. Don't know if it was there before or not and now I am really worried. The girl that does my hair didn't seem to think it looked out of the ordinary but now I can't stop examining it! What do you think?? The flash obviously makes it apparent.

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