hi im 23, female and for 3 years now my hair has gradually become noticly thin all over my head i have been told by a dermatologist my scalp is ok and that my hair has only thinned out due to stress but i feel its through dht, as my hair falls out from the root and regrows finner especailly the sides where it was effected first. my hair around the sides of my head to the back of my ears look near enough bald now even though theres hair there. please HELP i feel like i cant cope with my hair loss its effecting my life so much im highly thinking about taking propecia cause my hair is so important to me i dont wont to where a wig the thought of it makes me sick. please note i have polycistic overies and have been told that can cause thinning of the hair, i have also had alot of blood tests except dht which have all come back normal once again pease help me. regards kelly. x
ps, the loss of my hair has caused me to look so unatractive, and was applying to be a model but i now feel it can only be a dream. i wish and wish for a mirical every day.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can produce some masculine hormonal changes, including hair loss on the scalp and hair growth in areas like the face (i.e. upper lip) and some body hair growth. You need to get your hair mapped out for miniaturization to outline just what is happening to your scalp hair, where on the head it is happening, and to what degree. Drugs like finasteride (Propecia) may work, but if you should become pregnant on this drug, there is a likelihood that your child will develop abnormal sexual characteristics like hermaphroditic changes. There is a report in the literature that women with PCOS and hair loss have been helped by finasteride, but be warned not to get pregnant if you go that route. The metrics obtained with mapping of your scalp hair will show the value of any treatment modality, therefore it is critical to get the measurements in hand before any treatment is started. With that positive note, you probably have genetic female hair loss which can impact the course of treatments as well, and just like men with hair loss and finasteride treatments, there are no guarantees that it can work. Any approach to this requires a really good doctor to manage your hormonal problems.
For more info on PCOS, see: