I m 18 years old and i m suffering hair loss since the age of 13. I used to have much hair so when i was younger my family said that it was ok, and it was going to stop. Now i am 18 and there are clearly bald spots on the front. This is getting me very depress i do not know what to do. Yes my father is kinda bald , i dont live with him but i saw him once a year ago ( he was 55 years old). i’ve seen pictures of him, when he was 30-40 and he had normal hair not bald spots or anything. If this is genetic then it comes from him, because no male in my family is bald.
Is there anything i can do? any doctor you can recomend? please help me stop it. I touch my forehead and everytime i feel less hair. Please doctor if you need any other imformation let me know. Help me stop it PLEASE
If you have bald spots appearing on your scalp (as you described), that doesn’t sound like genetic hair loss / male pattern baldness. MPB does not cause bald spots and I would look to other diagnosis such as alopecia areata, ringworm, etc. If you’re saying your hairline is thinning (and not actually forming spots), then that could very well be MPB. I don’t know though, as I haven’t seen you.
Before going on Propecia you need to secure a firm working diagnosis with your doctor (a dermatologist should be fine for that). A good psychiatrist may be beneficial to help you through this stressful period. If you’re feeling depressed, you should seek help. Good luck.