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    Default Conflicting analysis from two hair transplant surgeons

    Hi Guys,

    I am back .

    About a month ago I started this thread http://www.baldtruthtalk.com/showthread.php?t=10221 and I concluded that I was not balding. Now I am not so sure.

    I had booked an appointed with an IAHRS surgeon back home, but he could not see me during my Thanksgiving break. As a result, I booked an appointed with another hair transplant surgeon, however, he is not an IAHRS surgeon. He did a pretty thorough job asking me about my family history and did a miniaturization test throughout my scalp with a scope. He concluded I did not have any miniaturization.

    Today, I went back home and remembered I had an appointment. I figured it was too late to cancel and I didnt want to be rude, so I went ahead and met with the IAHRS surgeon. I explained to him my situation and he proceeded to look at my hair, combing it back and forth. After looking at my crown, he said I slight thinning and miniaturization near my cowlick. I was a little baffled. I really didnt know what to say as I was totally surprised. Is it possible to spot miniaturization without a scope?

    I am really torn as to what to do as an IAHRS surgeon's credentials speak for itself....

    Here is a pic of what he saw with my hair combed forward. From this view, it does look like I may be thinning on my crown...


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    I would still say you are not thinning.

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    It looks like you might have some thinning at the crown, but when it's only very minimal it can be hard to say with 100% certainty by only looking at photos.

    Yes, miniaturization can be seen with the naked eye.
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    Thanks Matt!

    I am conflicted however.

    One surgeon ran a scope in the exact area and said I did not have any miniaturization there while another said I did.

    Who should I go with? It may not really matter as I dont know if I would even elect to go on Fin, but it would be nice to know definitively one way or another.

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    That's a tough question because I don't know which doctor is mistaken. I would expect that a doctor using magnification would be able to give a definitive answer, but the other doctor is unlikely to say that you have miniaturization if you don't. But put it this way: as it looks like you have slight thinning it wouldn't surprise me if you had miniaturization.

    I suggest just monitoring the area and every month or so take photos in the same location with the same light.
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