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Small tender bump on the top of my head that I think I received from hitting it. Now it left a bald spot the size of a dime. Will my hair grow back?

Small tender bump on the top of my head that I think I received from hitting it. Now it left a bald spot the size of a dime. Will my hair grow back?

Potentially you will: Not regrow your hair there. It would be appropriate to see a dermatologist for an evaluation of the area as you may not have the diagnosis correct. There are other potentially reversible causes for this kind of hairloss besides trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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Will my hair grow back after a skin biopsy on my head? My doctor wants to do a skin biopsy on my head, but i’m afraid i’ll have a bald spot?

Will my hair grow back after a skin biopsy on my head? My doctor wants to do a skin biopsy on my head, but i’m afraid i’ll have a bald spot?

It depends: Depending on how the bx is performed, you may grow back your hair. For example, the bx could be done using and eliptical incision, and the skin could be pulled back together and sutured, so you would have no bald spot when it heals. You would have to discuss the procedure with the dr. To see if they can accomodate your wishes as to trying to do the best procedure to prevent a bald spot. ...Read more

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If my hair was damaged by chemicals, ould it grow back? The bald spot didn't grow hair since then. Its been 7 years.

If my hair was damaged by chemicals, ould it grow back? The bald spot didn't grow hair since then. Its been 7 years.

If it hasn't: Grown back in 7 years, it's not a good sign. Hair transplant at some point may help if it's a big issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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I plucked my hair when I was in 8th class till 11th class then I stopped. So I have a bald spot on the top in the front of my hair. Will it grow back?

I plucked my hair when I was in 8th class till 11th class then I stopped. So I have a bald spot on the top in the front of my hair. Will it grow back?

Plucking out hair: If the bald spot is only from plucking out your hair, and the scalp is normal otherwise, then you should gradually grow your hair back. ...Read more

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26 yo. Tiny bald spot on head (~5 mm) with very slight pinkish hue. Has been there for months. What could be the cause? Will it grow back? Cyst scar?

26 yo. Tiny bald spot on head (~5 mm) with very slight pinkish hue. Has been there for months. What could be the cause? Will it grow back? Cyst scar?

Bald spot: There are several possible causes of a small bald spot including earlier injury, infection or skin condition. In most cases the hair eventually grows back. Or it might be the first sign of a temporary or permanent hair disorder. If the patch enlarges, see a dermatologist for assessment. Find out more at http://dermnetnz. Org/hair-nails-sweat/hair-loss. Html. ...Read more

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What can I do to grow hair from my bald spot on my head w/o drugs and lotions?

What is the cause: If it is due to a disease like fungus infection, a cyst under etc has to be treated if want hair in that spot. If it is due to male baldness then you buy a wig to cover it. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a bald spot? I straighten my bangs only & the rest natural curly. Bald spot is above bangs. What can I do to grow hair there?

What can I do if I have a bald spot? I straighten my bangs only & the rest natural curly. Bald spot is above bangs. What can I do to grow hair there?

Depneds on cause: This can be scarring hair loss, allergic, or hereditary hair loss. Blood tests and a scalp biopsy will aid in diagnosis, and possible lead to treatment which will reborn hair. At least ot can prevent further thinning. See dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bald spot on the right side of my head and I was wondering what can I do to get my hair back I'm not for sure how big the spot is? Pls help

Diagnosis first: You really have to find out what is causing it, especially because it is one isolated spot. Infection is possible, and if it is, it has to be treated. Sometimes skin biopsy is needed to make a diagnosis. Find the cause, then treat it. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have lost hair at the bottom of my head. It is about 3 cm in diameter and whilst hair is growing back sparsly, there is a smooth bald spot?

Alopecia areata: You might have alopecia areata. Best to see your Family Doc for referral to Dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. In meantime, check out https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/alopecia-areata, http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/tc/alopecia-areata-topic-overview & https://www. Naaf. Org/. ...Read more

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My son was born with a bald spot on his head where no hair wants to grow can this be corrected with surgery?

My son was born with a bald spot on his head where no hair wants to grow can this be corrected with surgery?

Yes: A small spot may be fixed in a single stage procedure while a large one may require a couple. I would consult with a general or cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a birth mark on the back of my head, but my hair covers it. If I were to get it removed, will I have a bald spot?

I have a birth mark on the back of my head, but my hair covers it. If I were to get it removed, will I have a bald spot?

Yes, a small one...: About the width of the scar. When a lesion is removed, the surgery approximates the skin margins together so that it heals promptly, but the scar itself will not have hair follicles. Usually hair around it grows and covers the scar, so it is not noticeable unless one's head is shaved. If there is a concern about the birth mark and skin cancer, your life is most important. ...Read more

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Hi, I have baldness problem and the shape is now like "W". Do you have suggestion to grow my hair in my bald spot. Thank you sir?

Male pattern baldnes: Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/male-pattern-baldness-directory for basic info. Minoxidil & finasteride are approved for treatment of hair loss. Former increases blood flow while latter decreases conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. It's less likely to be due to thyroid condition or stress. Check w/Dermatologist or hair transplant surgeon. ...Read more

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Bald spot due to hair dresser leaving bleach on too long. I cover it up by parting my hair. How to get hair to grow in that area???

Bald spot due to hair dresser leaving bleach on too long. I cover it up by parting my hair. How to get hair to grow in that area???

It: Will grow back,,,, be patient. You are "injuring" your hair every time you bleach it! Think about changing the coloring process OR your Hairdresser!

Just my opinion
Hope it's helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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There seems 2 be a small round spot on my pubic area where hair doesn't grow. Just skin. Is that bad? Why would there be a 'bald' spot on my pubic hair?

There seems 2 be a small round spot on my pubic area where hair doesn't grow. Just skin. Is that bad? Why would there be a 'bald' spot on my pubic hair?

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is an acquired skin disease that can affect all hair-bearing skin and is characterized by localized areas of non-scarring hair loss. Alopecia areata, as a rule, is rarely associated with any other external or internal medical problems. Most often these bald areas regrow their hair spontaneously. Intralesional cortisone is helpful to cure this disorder. ...Read more

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My husband developed a small bald spot on the side of his head. The hair recently started growing back white. Does he need to see a doctor?

Alopecia areata: That is the name of the problem. It is an immunological disorder that may recur. It can be treated, often, but not always, successfully. Ask your personal physician for a referral to a dermatologist for treatment ...Read more

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Should I worry about my 2 yr old pulling her hair out as she lays down for her nap? Bald spot forming in back. Spoke to ped didn't seem concerned

Should I worry about my 2 yr old pulling her hair out as she lays down for her nap? Bald spot forming in back. Spoke to ped didn't seem concerned

Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is no more worrisome, imo, than any other bad habit, except that others can see the evidence. The hair will grow back, but you want to gently break this habit before it gets entrenched. You might consider cutting her hair short enough that she can't pull it, or braiding it (not too tightly). And perhaps get her a stuffed animal that she can pull at instead, as a distraction. ...Read more

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Hair is short & hav bald spot. I'm female. Having trouble growing out hair. Diet is healthy. Have stress & anxiety. Tips on how to help hair grow?

Hair is short & hav bald spot. I'm female. Having trouble growing out hair. Diet is healthy. Have stress & anxiety. Tips on how to help hair grow?

Diagnosis of cause: Of Alopecia guides treatment. See your primary care provider for evaluation. He or she will either provide treatment or refer you to appropriate specialists in dermatology, allergy/immunology or other. Also discuss referrals for diagnosis & management of Anxiety Disorder (s). Possible causes of Alopecia are found on www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/causes/con-20027666. ...Read more

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I had a bump on my head 3 weeks ago. I scratched it and peeled the scab. Now I have a bald spot my head. How do I get hair growing back on the spot?

I had a bump on my head 3 weeks ago. I scratched it and peeled the scab. Now I have a bald spot my head. How do I get hair growing back on the spot?

Time and patience.: It sounds as though the hair was traumatically removed with the scab. Since you did not have issues prior the scab, it will simply take time and patience to see the hair regrow. Viviscal is a nice over the counter treatment that may speed up the process of hair regrowth in areas such as yours. If the bald spot starts to enlarge, see a doctor. You may have a condition called alopecia aereata. ...Read more

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I had smooth bald spot and new hair grew back, would that be alopecia areata? Now crown and sides are really thin you can see my scalp clearly. Y?

Sounds like it: Alopecia areata can regrow on its own without treatment. If you are experiencing more hair loss though then I would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, I took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, I noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, I took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, I noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Chantix and Alopecia: Not proven, but her are some interesting data that hint at it.
Could Chantix cause hair loss? - ehealthme
could Chantix cause hair loss? We studied 60, 675 Chantix users from fda. Among them, 184 have hair loss. See who they are, when they have it and more
www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/chantix/hair+loss. ...Read more

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I had a pilar cyst removed but it started growing back. A few weeks ago it became itchy and ruptured. There is now a bald spot will the hair regrow?

I had a pilar cyst removed but it started growing back. A few weeks ago it became itchy and ruptured. There is now a bald spot will the hair regrow?

Most likely yes: Most likely, the hair will grow, but it really depends on the size of the cyst and the size of the scar that has developed after the cyst has ruptured. The bigger the scar the less chance hair will grow and vice versa. ...Read more

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Spots appearing that have not before where no hair is growing, scalp is red like allergic reaction, how to stop the bald spot and have hair grow there again.

Spots appearing that have not before where no hair is growing, scalp is red like allergic reaction, how to stop the bald spot and have hair grow there again.

It sounds: Like you would benefit from a consultation with a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST. ..you may have a REVERSIBLE scalp condition which might stop or slow down your hair loss...there are a number or OTC preparations with ROGAINE for promoting hair growth HOWEVER the "field" for the growth should be checked out BEFORE trying to grow or plant more!!!!
Hope this is helpful
DrZ ...Read more

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Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Another option: Hi. Hair transplantation and shaving your head are NOT the only options for a small bald spot. Let me suggest to you what most men do...live with it and do nothing about it! It will do you no harm. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin to help regrow hair on my head? 4 months ago I had a golf ball size bald spot on the back of my head, now it is the size of my palm and it does not seem to be getting better. I have researched biotin, should I start taking this? I

Its: Its unlikely biotin will hurt, but I also doubt it will help.

From your description it sounds like you have alopecia areata. Read about it here: http://www. Naaf. Org/

it is usually treated with steroid injections into the area (which will affect your blood sugar). Sometimes a combo of topical steroids and rogaine (minoxidil) helps.

But first you really need a diagnosis. This could still be many things and it would be worth your while to see a local medical dermat. ...Read more

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Have bald spot on scalp below the scar from sebacious cyst (size of small hazelnut) removal form 1 month ago. Will hair regrow back?

Have bald spot on scalp below the scar from sebacious cyst (size of small hazelnut) removal form 1 month ago. Will hair regrow back?

Maybe, maybe not: It may be too soon to tell yet. Har will not regrow in the scar itself, and it's hard to predict what will happen in the area around it. The healing process is not complete yet and it may take a while for things get back to normal (weeks to months) Don't get scars sunburned, though, or they become permanently red. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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