View Full Version : Can you inherit mpb from the female version?

08-16-2013, 04:04 PM
There is no history of men in my family balding but my mothers hair is thin and she seems to think its getting thinner, is it possible that I got my mpb/diffuse shedding from her rather than a male gene?

08-16-2013, 04:45 PM
You can inherent it from either side of your family and sometimes it can skip a generation. In short, it does not really matter.

08-16-2013, 05:06 PM
I understand but is there a difference between a mpb gene and a fpb gene, could I have inherited a baldness gene that originated in females? basically could I have mpb because she has fpb despite no men In my family being bald?

Dr. Glenn Charles
08-18-2013, 08:02 PM
It is more likely that your mother has some hair loss genes inherited from a male relative somewhere in her family and passed it on to you.