A 17-year-old female asked:
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i've got a mild receding hairline at 17, baldness doesn't run in my family but this hairline does, it's been like this since i was 15! will i go bald?

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Can't tell: For sure, but the genetic pattern exhibited by your relatives is very likely to recur with you.
Answered on Apr 11, 2014
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