Hi, I’m a 17 year old male and I first noticed my hair getting thin at 15. It was a general thinning but no specific spots. I never noticed a period of shedding I went to the doctor who thought it was MPD but did a biopsy to be sure. It turned out it wasn’t MPD. I was taking minocycline for acne at the time and stoped taking it because i thoght it might be causing the thinning. At that point it got a lttle worse and then stopped getting worse. I have have all the blood tests to check for everything, hormones, thyroid, and nothing was wrong. I have had nothing out of the ordinary happen and im a normal person in every other aspect. While it hasn’t gotten worse, it hasnt gotten any better. I’m afraid its an underlieing disease. Any ideas?
Male Pattern Balding (genetic hair loss) is possible in teenagers. Did the biopsy show any inflammation? It would be a good idea to send pictures or stop by in person for me to evaluate you and I would then determine the degree of hair miniaturization at every point in your scalp. That should show patterns consistent with genetic hair loss if this is the correct diagnosis. If you are taking any medication or herbal pills, that could be a cause as well. At 17 years old, you may have accelerated MPB which might benefit from Propecia.