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    I am a 19 year old male my symptoms for nearly the past year is that i have hair loss and hair thinning but it is accompanied by a daily itch on my scalp especially on the top of my scalp and sometime it intensifies so much causes me to feel very depressed and whenever i try to relive the itch it pains. Also when my scalp is itching my scalp appears red ton the whole top of my scalp. i have been to my doctor, a dermotologist and a qualified tricologist at the institute of tricology and they all say different things to me. my dermotologist say's i have folliculitus and androgennic Alopecia but the ticologist say's that i do NOT have male pattern baldness as i am also have thinning and hair loss on the sides of my scalp and on the back but says that i have telegon effluviam. This is all well an said but they don't seem to deal with the scalp pain and tenderness that i am going through. On another note whenever there an itch there is hair loss as well, i also seem to be losing hair from my eye brows and eye lashes and my eyes seem to always itch and sting whenever i try touch them after i have touched my hair. I have also been told that my hair seems to look very crimpled as well whereby it looks unhealthy and that some hair are easily broken if thats any help. on another note when looking at my hair strands as one does when being worried about hair loss my hair is noticibly thinner near the root tip then the top og the hair strand is this normal?





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    Hi, my boyfriend has excessive hair growth on his legs, and a small amount of baldness on his head. But he also has patches of hair baldness where the hair follicles don't work. He thinks it's just alopecia, but it hasn't grown back at all and I think it must be connected with the excessive hair on his legs and I think I have cracked it, it must be Becker's Nevus! I just wondered if any one has experienced something similar? Random patches of baldness ? Thank you





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    Dermatologist for sure (doctors don't always know enough on one topic to advise fully). A cousin once said to me that 'Psoriasis does not like to be touched" (it runs in my father's side of the family) so try not to pick at it, but do treat it. My dermatologist said that although H&S works it does so by tightening the skin which causes the flakes to come off-but also does the same to the hair at the root. Both my brothers and father who all use H&S have non-typical thinning of their hair (baldness does not run in the family, nor is the thinning like typical baldness).

    I have had psoraisis for 40 years, from a very young age. I have scalp psoriasis which has now damaged the skin on my scalp causing damage to the hair folicles and baldness. I've been told the hair will never grow back as the skin is scarred. I had a biopsy 15 years ago only to be told the psoriasis was the cause of the baldness yet when i read on sites about psoriasis the majority claim that it does not cause permanent balding. Unfortunately it does. I also have psorisis on other areas of my body which i find eaiser to treat. I've lost count of the creams, ointments and solutions i've been prescribed.





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    That guy that said his dad has gone bald and says he will too is completely false, baldness is passed through the females genetics.





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    I am 38 years old and have suffered with male pattern hirsutism since the age of 18, this is extremely hard to live with but I came to a decision that I wasn't going to let it ruin my life. As well as having to shave at least once a day I also have to deal with extreme male pattern baldness. At age 30 I was dignosed with an androgen secreting tumour of the ovary (not PCOS as previously diagnosed)after having the tumour removed my testosterone levels returned to normal, however by this time the damage had been done and 9 years later I am still shaving daily and buying hair-pieces to cover up my baldness. I cannot understand how the NHS can pay to make a man into a woman(no offence to any transexuals out there!) but they cannot give me anything to put me back to the way I was. Unfortunately I was informed that the only thing I could consider was laser treatment, however the hair has to be a certain length and having a full time career I can't embarrass myself to leave the facial hair to grow to any length. The hair loss - unfortunately there is no cure for and I just have to accept it. If anyone has any suggestions for treatments that don't cost the earth, then please let me know. Thank you.





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    hi, sarah i can say for hair baldness u should go with proper treatment of androgen control and after that only the hair transplant are the option i am also try to stop hair falling than i should start hair transplant. don,t loose hope

    Hello Dr. I have been taking Finasteride 1mg for male pattern Baldness for the last 2 years, should I do any preventive test with regards to its effect to my liver?





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    hi everyone i'm 33 and my hair started to turn grey since i was 26 i wasn't worried much about that ,but it's two year now i satrated to get baldness. can anyone give me advice?





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    I'm a 28 year old British Indian male born and living in UK. I have heriditary baldness. I went on trip to India about 5 years ago from March to August. I had never considered using sun protection thinking that because my parents were from India, this was not an issue for me. I did not feel or realise that the direct sunlight was doing damage to my hair. My diet had also dramatically changed to local cuisine and for a 8 weeks I was under a lot of work related stress. During this trip, my baldness had increased, spreading from the crown area but I didn't notice when looking straight in the mirror. It doesn't bother me as much and is not important anymore. I had seriously considered hair transplant but the costs, risk involved, the fact that I was trying too hard to get it sorted made me realise how sad the whole situation was and put me off it altogether. I also think it depends on your individual circumstances but its more stressful for people who have alopecia, women and those in public environment. I work from home so I can leave my hair to grow longer, wear a cap when I go out.





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    Is it possible for a 50+ aged woman whose has been told she has male pattern baldness roughly 17 years ago, to use Regaine extra strength for men? After reading the leaflet for the women's Rogaine, it doesnt seem suitable for me.





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    Hello Dr. I am a 27 year old male, and I have been taking Finasteride 1mg for male pattern Baldness for the last 2 years, should I do any preventive test with regards to its effect to my liver?





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    im 18,i have had a couple of grey hairs since i was bout 15. i have a bit more now tho lol. It doesnt really bother me. i think me dad went grey and bald young too, soo i expected it. Roll on the baldness lol:D





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    Hi I'm 35 years old and can't seem to find any information for female pattern baldness – I've been losing my hair constantly since I was 23 years old. I'm very stress now and don't want to go anywhere because i look awful with the same look everyday.





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    im 19years old and have male pattern baldness ,iv now got a patch at the back of my head and it seems like my hairline is getting closer to it every day . what can i do to stop this and get my hair back with out spending so much money on something thats never going to work? .plz help





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    Iam a 45year old male with male pattern baldness(most on top of head.I would like to try REGAINE FOAM,but i suffer from high blood pressure(take 5mg of lisinipril daily).Iam a non-smoker,but is it safe to use/try





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    I can't seem to find any information for male pattern baldness - I've been losing my hair constantly since I was 16 years old and I am now 21. It's been a while since I've looked into treatment and I was wondering if there have been any treatment development other than some 'miracle cream'.





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    Hi i am 36 now i have baldness since i was in GCSCs my hair start falling when i was 15 it started because i was in stressed now i lost all i shaved head but if there is any cure please advise me i saw last night there is some technique with stem cells please advise me where can i go for this





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    hiya Im 34 years old and for a while my hair has been thinning out and now i have bald spots, im going to my gp to seek advice but im scared as to what they will say. At the moment i have plats in my hair and cover up the baldness so far but im afraid my time will come when i cant do that anymore.. help





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    hi I am 32y male with parietal / vertex/ occipital baldness . i paln on using propecia. but my concern is gonadal hypotrophy in male fetus . if I plan on having a baby how much ahead of time should I stop the pill. 6 months ? if f so that would reverse hair loss ?





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    I am 49 years old and for the last few years I have noticed my hair thinning on the top of my head. I recently consulted a dermatologist who has diagnosed female pattern baldness. I am really depressed about this and am seriously considering having a hair transplant but I dont know how to find a reputable surgeon. Please can you tell me how to go about this.





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    Hi really worried about my boyfriend he's 20 going 21 and he's already showing signs of balding. We've tried researching male pattern baldness online but haven't really gained any useful knowledge from this, and I'm wary of the products and pills that are being advertised online. He's even prepared take propecia, will be dangerous or even be effective? Is there any advice you could give me on this?





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    I was and am still in the same situation as your boyfriend. I'm trying to find a solution.. I've read that conversion of testosterone causes baldness in men. What I know is that testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone via enzymes called alpha 5 reductase I & II & III. Researchers claim that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes male pattern baldness, by gradually shrinking hair follicles. When there are excessive amounts of dihydrotesterone, only body hair grows stronger, beards also grow thicker and stronger (this can be signs of dihydrotestosterone in the body). Testosterone can also convert via a second path called AROMATASE. When this happens testosterone is turned into a form of estrogen which is called estradiol (E2). This is definitely not good for men since only women should have high estrogen values. What I'm trying to do at the moment is to block these two forms of testosterone conversion (dihydrotestosterone and estradiol). I would recommend getting a hormone lab test done(testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, estradiol) via blood samples and spit samples. Find out if dihydrotestosterone and estradiol values are as low as they should be in him. Try asking a doctor for help, although they may not help you. Propecia did not help me after six months had passed, it primarily blocks alpha 5 reductase II, it also decreased my sex drive a bit. I'm very hesitant about using Avodart which blocks alpha 5 reductase I, II and III and DHT. I'm trying to block both testosterone conversions with topical black tea and internal green tea pills, I just started it and I'm not at all sure about it. Also make sure he drinks at least 2 litres of chlorine free water per day since chronic dehydration can make people lose hair, an easy way of keeping track is keeping it in a 2 litre bottle.

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