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Sign of cancer or std? Sudden appearance of a bald spot. Suddenly I have bald spot on the side of my head. It's about the size of a dollar coin. I'm a 24 year old girl with a lot of hair and this was just noticed.

Sign of cancer or std? Sudden appearance of a bald spot. Suddenly I have bald spot on the side of my head. It's about the size of a dollar coin. I'm a 24 year old girl with a lot of hair and this was just noticed.

Hello. : Hello. This may be alopecia areata. It is a spot where hair is lost. If that is the cause, it isn't due to cancer or a sexually transmitted disease. It usually resolves on it's own. If you are worried you could always see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Im 26 and don't do no drugs why do I have a bald spot?

Im 26 and don't do no drugs why do I have a bald spot?

?alopecia areata: A single bald spot on the head or scalp, may indicate an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata, or sometimes it could be due to a fungal infection, or other infectious causes. See a dermatologist. These are not usually related to illicit drug use. ...Read more

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What is a common cause for a 20 yr female to get a smooth bald spot?

What is a common cause for a 20 yr female to get a smooth bald spot?

Alopecia areata: Most likely you have a common condition called alopecia areata. It has no known cause, but can be related to stress. It is not contagious, & can be treated by topical creams , or injections in the affected area. ...Read more

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I have a small bald spot in the beginning of my part is it just my cowlick?

I have a small bald spot in the beginning of my part is it just my cowlick?

Normal variance: The area of lack of hair can be normal as long as it is not itchy or red. If this symptoms are present it might be indicative of dermatitis or infection and would recommend being seen ...Read more

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Im 16 and i randomly got a bald spot, what could it be? I was thinking it could be a nutrition problem?

Im 16 and i randomly got a bald spot, what could it be? I was thinking it could be a nutrition problem?

Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by your dermatologist. They will also want to check to be sure that no other autoantibodies exist in your body. Go see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a bald spot in hair?

What can cause a bald spot in hair?

Many things: The bald spot could be alopecia areata. Consult a local dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

Only: They you still have good vision. Hair loss is common and almost inevitable in males. In females it can be due to anything from stress to hundreds of physical problems or trauma at the beauty shop or home hair treatments. If it worsens, get evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 year old have a small bald spot?

Several possibles: There are a number of reasons for 3 year olds to get bald spots. They can just be yanking at hair in the area and pulled it out there. Can be from a skin irritation or infection, like a fungal infection of the scalp (tinea capitis.) Can also be from too much traction on area if hair is pulled back a lot. Also can be condition where areas of hair just fall out for no apparent reason (alopecia areata) ...Read more

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I just found a bald spot on the back of my head..

I just found a bald spot on the back of my head..

Bald spot: Is it itching?. Any other symptoms?. If it bothers u, have your doctor take a look & maybe refer u to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could regrow hair on my bald spot?

There is no cure: Baldness in patches, which is not in the typical male pattern, is usually alopecia areata. , hair pulling and fungal infection also cause bald patches.Alopecia areata occurs in about 3% of people & affects men/ women equally-- ages of 5-40 years. The cause is not known. There is no cure ... A dermatologist may prescribe re-growth: Corticosteroids: suppresses the immune system. or Minoxidil. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more