For the past year I have been noticing my hair loss, and it is getting to the point where I can’t hide it. The part that scares me is that I am only a 15 years old male. Could this be male patterned baldness at 15? It is not just falling off the top of my head but also falling out the sides and the back. Is any of this normal?
While it may be normal (but rare) to be affected with male pattern hair loss at the age of 15, it should not affect the sides and the back of your head. You may consider visiting a medical doctor who can evaluate you for any treatable medical causes for hair loss, because your hair loss may be secondary to a medical issue. If you had a ‘typical’ case of genetic hair loss, there will be patterns of miniaturization seen in the distribution patterns typical of those defined in the Norwood chart. Mapping your head and scalp for miniaturization will show this if that is the case. Otherwise there are rare conditions such as alopecia areata or diffuse unpatterned alopecia (DUPA) which are generally not easily treatable conditions.