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how to tell if hairline is receding

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yea: This does appear to be unusual and should be further evaluated by a physician such as a dermatologist or endocrinologist.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
You can do it!: Pull out an old picture of you and compare... Is your hairline further back or not? A dermatologist is going to charge you a consultation for somethi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check with old pics.: A cowlick will have been present from birth. Compare your current hair pattern with past pictures to see if your hair is thinner. Also have your doc ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: An x ray or ct would best show this. See your physician for x ray and physical exam to be sure. Best of luck!
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
roots begin to show: Gum recession is usually indicated by visibility of the roots of teeth. There can be many different causes with aggressive brushing and grinding of te ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
No bone.....: The penis does NOT contain any bone, so it can't fracture in the most common use of the word... BUT there are a number of spongy muscles, fascia and v ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Look in mirror?: You can try getting a flashlight and look in the mirror. If you can feel it with your tongue then it is chipped. However there is no way to know why i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
36 years experience Dentistry
Tooth breakage: Do you have any symptoms, such as sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids? Do you have pain when biting down? These are indications of a possible ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Perlman
47 years experience Plastic Surgery
For men Propecia (finasteride) : Receding hairlines can be stopped in their tracks with selective androgen blockers such as popecia. There are side effects however so discuss this wi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Yoo
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Minoxidil + propecia (finasteride): Beginning a regimen of twice a day Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) will help to slow the progression. There are some other treatments out there ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture: Imaging, usually with xray. Get a good history, usually of some mechanism of injury. Pair this with a good physical exam of well-localized pain.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
I wish I knew : Clearly there are many treatment options such as minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). Ultimately surgery can correct the problem with hair transplant ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Recede/hair/loss: YES! Hair transplants or FUE grafts...
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Severe pain: A fracture of the hip is a very painful event- typically caused by a traumatic injury. You will not be able to move the hip without significant pain. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Transplants: Find a hair transplant surgeon with a good aesthetic sense who is experienced in micro graft technique.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-rays!: Best way is x-rays. Also so ainful can't bear weight.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Genetics: Genetics.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xrays: Although an experienced physican can usually tell if a bone is fractured, the most definitive and quickest way to tell is with an xrays of the bone in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Ultrasound: Can often detect cortical fractures. Mri is good for looking for marrow edema caused by trauma but will often not see cortical fractures. Bone scans s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cullington
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Usually best done by transplanting your own hair and with local flaps if s small area no creams will replace a turn receding hairline die to genetics ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray, symptoms: There are many types of ankle fractures. Minor fractures do not usually need follow up x-rays while other fractures do. Healing of an ankle fracture ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Some thoughts..: Primary teeth are usually a bit smaller than secondary teeth, and primary teeth are usually all lost by 15 years old, but not always. Fact is, regardl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Get an X-Ray...: That's the real way to tell for sure.

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