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Old 02-05-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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The front part of my hair is getting thinner. I first noticed it a month ago when I stayed at a friend's house when I looked at myself in the mirror. The front tip area of my hair looked a bit blank like there was some hair missing. I panicked a bit but then dismissed it as being due to the lighting. When I came back home a few days later, I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror and saw the same blank space.

Now, it appears to have gotten worse in the past few days. When I look at myself in the mirror, it looks like it's slowly spreading across my whole front hairline. It isn't major nor is it noticeable from a distance but it's still worrying me.

My dad's hairline started to recede back a bit when he entered his mid 40s. However, he's 49 now and his hair has recently gone back a lot. But he's drank heavily since he was a young age and has done drugs from time to time. My mom said her hair is starting to go a bit thin but she's 50.

On my dad's side of the family. His dad's hairline started receding when he was in his 40s, then just went bald around the age of 70. My Nana's hair started thinning when she was 61, is 68 now but still has pretty thick hair. My dad's brother is 48 and his hairline started receding in his mid 40s. My dad's sister is 41 and has thick hair. My dad's dad still had hair when he passed away in his 80s. My Nana's mother still had thick hair when she passed away in her late 80s.

I don't know about my mother's side of the family as she was adopted. But judging from old pictures I've seen of her, she's always had pretty thick hair. Except for now, she said her hair is starting to get thinner.

I'm only 19, I don't drink, smoke or do drugs and never have. Both of my parents had thick hair at my age.

I do suffer from occasional depression and have anxiety. I also do worry about things a lot, plus I'm also a hypochondriac. But according to a blood test I had done last summer, everything in my body is completely normal and healthy.

My friends house I stayed at, where I first noticed my hair loss, they use well water to shower with. It was also cold in the area I was staying at too. To add on, the week before I noticed my hair loss, I did get shocked and depressed about a news I heard from a friend of mine. So I don't know if that may have had something to do with it.

What could be causing this and what do I do?

If I were to see a doctor, what kind should I see?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 02-05-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Hard to say... but stress and anxiety can be a factor. Talk to your regular general doctor first. If it is stress, it may be temporary.

Try not to stress so much. There are just some things you can not control.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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You can also use Rogaine. My endocrinologist told me to use the men's Rogaine when I complained of female pattern baldness. I developed fine hair all over my face and had to quit using it but obviously it was growing hair!
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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It's either stress, which can be relieved by relaxing (d'oh) or sex (woo), or you're just going bald young, which does happen to some people.

Just because your family has a propensity for keeping their hair for a long time, doesn't mean you will keep your hair for a long time.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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I'm only 19...What could be causing this and what do I do?
Check this thread: //www.city-data.com/forum/healt...s-genes-2.html
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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Here's a picture. You can see where the area of my hair that looks thinner.

http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj561/92sman/IMG_0409.jpg?t=1328508762 (broken link)
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Here's a picture. You can see where the area of my hair that looks thinner.
Walk backwards
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj561/92sman/IMG_0408.jpg?t=1328508711 (broken link)
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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You can also use Rogaine. My endocrinologist told me to use the men's Rogaine when I complained of female pattern baldness. I developed fine hair all over my face and had to quit using it but obviously it was growing hair!
I've heard you have to keep using it but I suppose I'll give it a try anyway. Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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MSM powder is said to help your hair to grow thicker. Google it.
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