i am a 47 year old female experiencing hair loss. My mother has thinning hair at 73.
My history… Back in my early 20’s I experienced hair loss after moving far from home and leaving my parents…. Hair grew back after a while. Started thinning in early 40’s…would shed quite a bit and then it would seem to thicken back up. 2004, went through bad divorce and began experiencing thinning more rapidly…. after a year it got a little better.. I am under alot of stress and it has started thinning rapidly.
I went for consultation to hair transplant facility and had committed to transplant in another city where their was a surgical facility but after doing some reading and research I backed out. I don’t know what to do. I think I should locate a doctor who specializes in hair loss to see if some of this is from stress or other medical condition. I have been on bioidential progesterone treatment for 5 months…don’t know if that could be part of it…
My question is ….should I seek medical attention 1st to rule out any medical cause… I feel I’m the only woman who’s going through this.. I appreciate your input.
I am under the impression that the person you visited who recommended a hair transplant was not a doctor. If so, then it sounds like the hair transplant recommendation was only a salesperson wanting to make a sale, and they may not have had your best interest at heart. You need to see a doctor, a good doctor. A dermatologist is often the best and hopeffully you will find one that is knowledgeable about hair loss in women. What you are describing is female genetic hair loss which is the cause in 70% of females with hair loss. The medications you are taking may be contributing to the loss. A hair transplant for you, without understanding the process, is absolutely the wrong thing to do.