I have male pattern baldness (my doc says)…BUT I AM losing hair on sides too….does this happen in male pattern baldness….i mean….can hair loss on sides happed due to some other reason or it does happen in male pattern baldness…Thank You
There are many causes of hair loss. It is possible that you have a condition called Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA), which would cause hair loss on the sides. It is similar to the type of hair loss some women undergo. As this is a very significant finding in a man, please undergo a complete scalp examination to establish a metric for miniaturization. What those measurements will show for DUPA, is miniaturization on the back and sides of the head in addition to miniaturization on the front, top, and possibly crown area.
The treatment for this condition is about 50% effective, but because there are many causes of hair loss, please have yourself checked out before it goes too far.