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A 46-year-old member asked:

I can actually see a bald spot on my head, does that mean i am suffering from androgenic alopecia?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Alopecia areata: This is likely to be the cause of a single bald spot. Get someone in the family to look at it and see if there are any single hairs in the bald area that look like the traditional appearance of an exclamation mark---broad top and narrow at growth point. That isdiagnostic. Trouble is, noone knows cause.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

I have a weird bald spot does that mean I am suffering from androgenic alopecia?

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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery 32 years experience
No: There are multiple reasons for hair loss, from trauma, hair follicle trauma, stress, hormone changes, infection, etc. Androgenic alopecia usually starts slowly with typical patterns of hair loss. Not weird balding spots. Recommend consultation with a hair transplant surgeon. Your hair loss could be temporary, reversable and/or treatable.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2013

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