October 22 2014, 8:11 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
I’m 20 year old male from the England and I have rapid thinning hair loss on the top of my head and slightly on the back. It’s all happened over the past two months, I spotted a slight gap in my hairline and was getting a little scared about it. I started counting the hair after washing to see if I was losing it. It was only about 20-30 and rapidly its been increasing to 50 then 100 and now for the last 5 weeks its 150 to 200 everyday. It itches a lot through the day, I’m starting to get dandruff (which I’ve never had before) and my scalp is becoming clearly visible, especially under bright lights. When I comb my hair I lose about 10 per area of my head including the sides and back. I went to see my doctor 4 weeks back and he said there is nothing any of us can do to stop it. I started Propecia a week ago in fear that if I don’t do something now I will lose it forever, the hair loss is still around 150-200 a day though. I know its no miracle worker but if my hair loss doesn’t stop now I fear it will be gone in two months. Its totally destroying my life and its making me completely depressed. I would provide photos but I think I’m the only 20 year old who doesn’t have a camera
Thanks for the great blog and I hope to hear from you soon, Thanks
That is something !!!
You must be the only 20 year old without a camera (even on a phone) !!!
On a serious note, you should think about getting a camera.
With respect to hair loss you may be experiencing, I am glad you were able to see a doctor and you have a treatment plan. The doctor should perform a ‘HAIRCHECK’ on you for measuring your hair bulk. This is the most accurate test available to follow changes in your hair and hair loss across the board. Aside from that, I really cannot help you much other that give you a generalized fact that genetic male pattern balding starts in your 20’s, even in teens as early as 14.
There are medications such as Rogain and Propecia to help. There are also procedures like SMP and hair transplant surgeries which can help but there is not one thing along that will solve your hair loss problem. A good Master Plan is important, especially if you are in your teens or 20s as the wrong approach can be disastrous. There are too many horror stories about young men who took actions too early, like hair transplants in your teens or early 20s.