Hi doc, I have 2 questions. Firstly, does mpb always starts on receeding hairline followed by diffused thinning of the scalp? I have some degree of diffused thinning on top of my head, it’s
a beginning phase. But I have no receeding hairline, so I don’t know whether there’s a possibility that I could have AGA? Also, I had been in depression for years but I never took any
medication. Or could it be telogen effluvium? My second question: is the pattern in mpb universal across all races? I’m asian so I don’t know if that changes anything. Thanks in advance!
MPB does not always start with a receding hairline. It is impossible to tell you what you have without a physical examination or a miniaturization study or a good medical history and interview. Sure, you might have AGA or telogen effluvium… or you can just be imagining it!
Male pattern hair loss does not discriminate by race or ethnicity. Being Asian does not change anything, but with that said, the American Indian (not his ancestors who came from Alaska) have no balding. The American Indian who came north from Central America has balding just like all other racial groups.