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Hello, new here. I'm a 21 year old male and I fear my hair is falling out. Sometimes when I rub my hands against my hair I see hair fall out, what I think it more than usual. It's starting to really freak me out. Though from the pictures I took I fear it is the case, any help would greatly be appreciated too. Thanks :)

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Note :this is how my hair looks when I woke up and didn't brush it yet

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Looks like you have some patchy thinning (even near the ears) and starting to diffuse. This could be caused by something other than male pattern baldness. Perhaps your diet or other factors such as stress. You may want to talk to a dermatologist before you think about something like a hair transplant. It could be as simple as changing your diet, adding some supplements, or something else he/she may suggest to correct the thinning.

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I agree with seeing a hair loss doctor. The only thinning I see are the small, focal patches on your temples and near your crown. This could be related to something other than androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness), and a physician should really examine your scalp.

 

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Yes. The sooner you can figure out what's going on for you, the better. You do seem to still have thick hair (and lots of it), but I'm glad you're going to get the thinning patches checked out now instead of waiting for it to continue advancing even further. I'm hoping there's an easy fix for you so that you can avoid a HT altogether. Keep us posted on this thread with your updates.

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I would recommend a dermatologist. I have a good friend with Alopecia Universalis. This is total loss of all hair, head and body. There are different levels of this, Alopecia Areata is hair loss in patches.

 

Alopecia Areata is much more common than Universalis and severity and duration varies. I know a person who had the Areata type and had patchy loss for a short while and it grew back. It is autoimmune related and can be brought on by extreme emotional stress. If i recall correctly. The Universalis is permanent.

 

If you have hair loss that is male pattern baldness I am going to speculate that it would fall out in a pattern, and not in patches of any kind nor in any volume at a time. From the looks of your last picture with patch loss right above the ear I would see a dermatologist. I believe even the most severe MPB leaves hair in that region.

 

Keep us posted and I hope this helps.

Brad

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Hey guys! Sorry for the long what for any from of reply. But due to the weather and car issues I haven't been able to get around much. Today I made an appointment with my personal doctor. I didn't have the name or number for a dermatologist. But when I went to her she looked through and said she didn't notice much but prescribed a shampoo for my dandruff saying that it should help regrow my hair. Thoughts?

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I don't think it's right to suggest him taking Fin. Side effects or no side effects, it's a drug that requires a lifetime commitment and subjecting him to that when he might not even have MPB seems pointless to me. Same with Minox.

 

Depending on the shampoo, it could clear your dandruff, remove fatty sebum and increase blood flow which could lead to hair slowly regrowing back (especially since it looks like its random patches and not MPB). Good luck!

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While it's true that a shampoo isn't going to "re-grow" your hair per se, there is truth in the fact that a healthy scalp is definitely more suitable for healthy hair and growth. It all depends on what the cause of your hair loss is and treating that specifically. So if your hair loss is due to an unhealthy scalp, dryness, redness, dandruff, etc. and not specifically MPB, then the shampoo to treat the scalp may help.

 

I would definitely consult with a specialist regardless just to get their professional opinion on the matter. You want to make sure you get to the root of what's causing the hair loss and treating that specifically.

I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My views/opinions are my own and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

Check out my hair loss website for photos

FUE surgery by Dr. Mohebi on 7/31/14
2,001 grafts - Ones: 607; Twos: 925; Threes: 413; Fours: 56

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While it's true that a shampoo isn't going to "re-grow" your hair per se, there is truth in the fact that a healthy scalp is definitely more suitable for healthy hair and growth. It all depends on what the cause of your hair loss is and treating that specifically. So if your hair loss is due to an unhealthy scalp, dryness, redness, dandruff, etc. and not specifically MPB, then the shampoo to treat the scalp may help.

 

I would definitely consult with a specialist regardless just to get their professional opinion on the matter. You want to make sure you get to the root of what's causing the hair loss and treating that specifically.

 

A specialist as an dermatologist?

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A specialist as an dermatologist?

 

Yeah, that would be a great starting point and they could hopefully run some tests to see if they can get to the bottom of what's causing the hair loss. You can also check with your general physician to get their opinion on the matter and a recommendation for a dermatologist if you're not sure of where to start.

I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My views/opinions are my own and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

Check out my hair loss website for photos

FUE surgery by Dr. Mohebi on 7/31/14
2,001 grafts - Ones: 607; Twos: 925; Threes: 413; Fours: 56

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