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A 28-year-old female asked:

I'm 28yrs n have female pattern hair loss. im using minoxidil 5% for the past 3years with no difference.it seems to b getting worse. wt am i to do?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Needs evaluation: There are many possible reason for hair loss. More than one cause can happen at one time, for example a woman may have hormonal abnormalities that may lead to an androgenetic hair loss but she may also have thyroid dysfunction which contributes to shedding, etc. You need a thorough physical, some blood work, a hair pull to see distribution of hair growth and possibly a scalp biopsy.

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Last updated May 6, 2014

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