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    Default No idea what this is ?

    hii I'm 20 and started getting a receding hairline at 18, It acted like MPB until about 5 months ago where my hair on the sides and back started going as well. Ive been on proscar for about 5 months and havent seen any results. Both my grandparents had a fullset of hair, but my dad had a receding hairline but now he has more hair then I do..

    just wondering, any idea what this is?

    any help will be appreciated..
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    Doesnt look like MPB, i would get to a dermatologist

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    Yeah, it's a good idea to talk to a doctor if you are sure you are losing hair in an unexplained way.

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    Also I forgot to mention I got an HT about a year ago (for teh receding hairline) so if my hair continues to get this bad, I just wasted 4000$ and tehres going to be a noticeable scar on the back. Ive made an appointment with my doctor and the doctor that did the HT. Any ideas on what could cause this?

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    hey brother,

    Have you been tested for thyroid problems and other things. Did your HT doctor check you for other things before doing the surgery? I really think you should see a dermatologist and not a HT doctor, no offense to the docs on this website I know you guys know your stuff!

    Who knows it might not be MPB and could be totally treatable, keep your head up man!

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    Never been tested for that kind of stuff, I really hope its treatable though..I guess I'll go to my family doctor and get recommendations on who to go to from there. Thanks for your help, really appreciated.

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    Yeah, do that.

    Let us know how it goes. I am curious.

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    Best case scenario: Chronic Telogen Effluvium, completely reversible. Get checked for common causes.

    Possible scenario: Alopecia Areata, bit of a bugger but recovery is possible.

    Worst case scenario: Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia, which affects the back and sides as well as the top. I think this is unlikely in your case because normally with DUPA the top and sides thin out at about the same rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixed by 35 View Post
    Best case scenario: Chronic Telogen Effluvium, completely reversible. Get checked for common causes.

    Possible scenario: Alopecia Areata, bit of a bugger but recovery is possible.

    Worst case scenario: Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia, which affects the back and sides as well as the top. I think this is unlikely in your case because normally with DUPA the top and sides thin out at about the same rate.
    It was for sure MPB before because it had a definite pattern (I was at about norwood III). Is it possible to have MPB & DUPA?

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    DUPA is a rare form of MPB.

    Don't discount the possibility that you might be suffering a TE on top of MPB either.

    Perhaps you need to look back to your great grandparents through the maternal lines too, to see where your baldness is coming from. Neither of my grandfathers lost hair until their 50s. Nor did any of my great grandfathers, apparently. I struggled for ages to see where my father's baldness came from but I think it must have been my paternal grandmother's maternal grandfather! Even her father had a full head of hair, in his case into his 80s. What a bugger that the gene managed to reach me! Should have been dead and buried years ago!

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