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Does thinning and breakage near the crown of your head always mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
Hard to tell: It can mean male pattern baldness but there are also other causes of hair thinning and breakage. Only a thorough history and an exam can help arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
It can be: If you had recent medical exam, blood chem panel done, ..And all test came out excellent, it can be genetics. Humans lose more or less 130 hairs a day. It can also be part of aging. Alopecia is also common. See your M.D. If you think your hair loss is excessive.

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Last updated May 16, 2014

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