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can you have a receding hairline and not be going bald on top

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You can recede only .This is called pattern baldness and patterns can vary - hamilton types 1-8 .Mild cases may have only temporal recession which doe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Depends on your genes... There are different patterns of baldness. Look to your mothers family and any siblinfs for the patterns of hair loss...
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Choose well: The best way is to choose the right parents. Unfortunately, the majority of your hair pattern and balding is determined by genetics. High hairlines an ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Receding hairline: May be.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Sounds like it: Alopecia areata can regrow on its own without treatment. If you are experiencing more hair loss though then I would follow up with dermatologist
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Depends...: ...On what is causing the skin darkening. You may be shaving too aggressively and causing something called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. There a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Finasteride: That's male pattern baldness, which often responds yo finesteride (propecia). See your doctor.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: Rogaine (minoxidil) is generally safe. Rread and follow the package insert.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
ONE possibility: is a sebaceous cyst. Please have your doctor look at it. If it is, it can either be lived w/or removed easily. Peace and good health.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Male pattern: alopecia, try finasteride or dutasteride
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your accident. Can't tell how extensive the fracture is, sight unseen. Good news, it probably won't have to be pulled. If there i ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
28 years experience Dentistry
Gums recession: Gum recession can lead to root exposure making the teeth sensitive and prone to cavities. First its best to determine the cause of the recession which ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Dennis
26 years experience Neurology
No worries: I don't think you have anything to worry about. There are nerve endings underneath the skin in your entire body. Sometimes, the nerve endings can ge ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Pilar Cysts: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cys ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
You have maxed out: At your age you have maxed out. Sometimes.....protein intake, vitamins, intestinal parasites, chronic infection, inadequate caloric consumption might ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
No: First, I would rec making sure there are no definite medical conditions that are causing you hair loss. I would see your physician. Problems with thyr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Male pattern baldnes: Check out http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/male-pattern-baldness-directory for basic info. Minoxidil & finasteride are ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: This in infection and possible infected scars which need to be treated medically and possibly even with minor surgical procedure. This does not resolv ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Check with urologist: This is usually a simple procedure done by a urologist. Set up a consultation or call & speak with the physicians staff about the procedure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalini Gupta
24 years experience Dermatology
Mostly: It can definitely help tremendously with reducing total number of hair follicles. Hairs that do grow back will be much finer and thinner. My guess i ... Read More
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