View Full Version : 22 y/o and the thought of losing my hair is consuming my life

06-13-2014, 05:00 PM
I went to the doctor the other day for a physical, and I casually mentioned I was a little concerned about hair loss. He really didn't seem to care and that he could run some blood tests but that it's probably familial and that I can shave it all off in a couple of years, if I see fit. I didn't mention anything about propecia nor did I follow up on the blood testing. Do you think I should call the office and try to get blood tests and then ask the doc for propecia? Am I at that point yet?

For the record, my father has a full head of hair for the most part. My maternal and paternal grandfather are/were bald though. I am particularly concerned about the divot on the right-side of my hairline (my left in the mirror pics). I feel like I've always had this divot, but the hair around it seems to be thinning. For example, you can see a red dot on my scalp in the pictures at that point; never before have I seen this red dot on my scalp before this week. I was picking at it today, and it began to bleed, so I don't really know if it's always been there or if it some type of skin condition going on.

What would you say I am on the NW scale? How noticeable is my hair loss? Should I seek out propecia urgently? Here are my photos:


tommy e
06-13-2014, 06:35 PM
NW1, not noticeable.

you know your hair better than anyone, if you know you're going bald. get on finasteride.
not the next month, not the next week. now. do it now.

or you can wait until NW2~2.5 like everyone else. Just remember, regrowth isn't going to happend.

06-13-2014, 10:04 PM
how many hairs do you lose per day?