A 19-year-old male asked:
hi. i'm a 19 years old male. i'm losing my hair due to male pattern baldness. can finasteride halt my sexual development as i might be into late stages of puberty? thanks.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim answered
18 years experience Urgent Care
True: Talk to a doctor because fenestra can have some other side effects. But what you say is probably true you could stop the hair loss at this point but be dependent.
Answered on Apr 23, 2014
Dr. James Marzolf answered
41 years experience Occupational Medicine
Possibly: Absence of dihydrotestosterone (dht) and 5 Alpha reductase can cause abnormalities in male sexual development. Finisteride works by supressing one form of 5 Alpha and thereby dht. Abnormal male development has not be listed as a side effect, however, erectile dysfunction and decreased libido that persist even after the drug is stopped have been reported.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Whoa: All men lose the hair on our temples when we are around age 20. If you are just 19, it's too early to tell whether you're going to have male pattern baldness, though there's a close correlation with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. These baldness meds don't work all that well, and the key to looking good from now on is physical fitness, which is completely under your control.
Answered on Jan 11, 2018
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