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    Default Jass's Unsolved Mystery; advice and answers needed

    So heres the story, I'm 18, and Ive been noticing my hair thinning slowly for about a year. At first I wasnt very worried because I thought it would grow back, but since half a year or so I've noticed my density decrease by alot. From my own researching about hairloss, which I've done extensively for a year, I'd say im having diffused thinning.

    Now when I went to get this checked by my GP back in October, he prescribed me stieprox to clear out my scalp, which in my opinion had slight dandruff and dermititis. However, ever since then my hair has thinned even more at the crown (wierdly its more on the right side then the left, quiet a bit more). Now when I wash my hair I can see my scalp from the top and sides alot in bright lighting, however blow drying it acctually gives me a perfectly well covered scalp look. Density has decreased quiet a bit. Its pretty much thinning all over my head, even the back...but very slowly and slightly.

    So recently, to take matters into my own hands, I've started using Niz for nearly 2 months and 320mg extract of Saw Palmeto daily alongwith vitamins for about the same time. When I again I went to my GP he said I dont have MPB because I havent really receded at my hairline, which he says is the sign of MPB (While we all know theres more then just receding) and said not to worry it'll grow back just keep clearing my dandruff (which i have little of).

    There isn't any diffinitive pattern of balding, just general thinning throughout.

    I've even got my thyroid and iron levels checked along with a full blood test for vitamin and min deficiencies which turned out fine.

    Concluding with this long background information, I have 4 questions. What do you guys think is the issue here? Also, do you think I should take minoxidil/finasteride to promote/ (slow down dht if there is any) hair growth at the crown and the mid frontal area? Also can you use minoxidil at the back and sides of your head? Is using minoxidil once a day as effective?

    Thanks for your time everyone.

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    Hi Jass,

    The best thing for you to do is to see a doctor who specializes in treating hair loss. Male and female patterned hair loss can have different patterns.

    If you know your hair loss is hereditary and you have a well defined male or female hair loss pattern, then Rogaine might be right for you. If not, Rogaine may not be a good choice.

    The most important thing is to determine what is causing your hair loss and if the cause can be treated.

    The most accurate and truthful information available to you on this subject can be found here:

    http://www.americanhairloss.org/

    Take care,

    Tracy

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    Thank you for your ever so great input Tracy. I shall visit another walk in clinic to get checked by a doctor for MPB, otherwise opt to visit a dermatologist or HT specialist for inspection. My current GP said it was scalp dermatitis and just dandruff, but being on Stieprox/Nizoral for about 6 months now, I'm sure that I would have seen regrowth in those thinning areas over my head, which I havent, its actually thinned more. I also had slight eczema from what he said, but with the use of those 2 shampoos, my head is now fully clear of that, just the slightest dandruff at times.

    I was just about to order a 12 month supply of generic Kirk Min to start my regrowth regime, but I think i'll hold that off till I consult another doc.

    I forgot to add, that at a young age till 16 I used to have my hair tied, I'm sure this caused some of my thinning because of pulling. This is one reason I'm ruling out MPB on my own, because my hairline is actually fine, just hairloss from hair pulling due to it being tied.

    But ofc, I'd rather trust a doc then my own judgement. Thanks again Tracy.

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