I am a 21 year old Male who up until a few months ago had no problem with balding. I was getting my hair cut relativly short and my hair dresser noticied I had a bald spot on the back of me head about the size of a quarter. I kinda ignored it figuring it would grow back but it has been about 5 months now and my hair is longer but the bald spot is balder then bald and seems to be getting bigger according to other people (as I cannot see the back of my head). I was just wondering what the cause for this is and if it can be anything serious or just stress related possibly? Thank You very much.
Send me a photo of the spot you’re talking about so I can see what you’re referring to. At 21, you are relatively young for crown balding. I have some important questions for you:
- Is the spot in the center of the head where the swirl is located or is it off to the side?
- Is there still some hair present in this bald spot?
- Is there any balding or thinning any place else on your head?
- Do you have a family history of balding in the crown (back) of your head and if so, at what age did it happen?
A good doctor may be able to diagnose a possible cause, such as ringworm, alopecia areata, etc. There is not substitute to a good doctor’s examination for you. If this is genetic balding, you would want to get your hair mapped out for miniaturization as well as getting a HAIRCHECK test (https://newhair.com/baldingblog/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-video/) as genetic hair loss has patterns of thinning which appear before developing a bald spot. The HAIRCHECK test will tell us if you have any balding elsewhere that you can’t see.