That is very, very confusing. Two different diagnosis, same doctor's office.
What's really troubling is that the doctor says there's nothing he can do for male pattern baldness? What's
up with that?
A Board Certified Dermatologist is usually the best person, in my own opinion. In the early 1990s, I was
diagnosed with male pattern baldness. She was able to temporarily "cure" it, with only two percent Minoxidil (Rogaine was prescription only back then, and Finasteride wasn't approved for MPB). And she was 100% correct.
Within months, I believe, my hairline completely grew back, on 2% Minoxidil alone! She told me because the hair was recently lost, there was a good chance I could grow all of it back. She was right!
To answer your question, how is your hairline? I do suspect the first doctor was correct.
I strongly suspect, in my own opinion, the doctor's were afraid of prescribing because of your age, unfortunately.
When I was prescribed medication, I was already twenty years old. It was very obvious I was at least a Norwood two, and my recession was quite obvious.
Do you have any temple recession?