Could you please tell me what type of doctor you should take your 18 yro daughter to if they are experiencing considerable hairloss. Her hair is thinning all over her head, and especially on top in the front. Our general practitioner sent us to a derminatologist. We went to the dermatologist for around 6 months without any progress. He tried to tell us it was hereditary hairloss, yet no women in the family on either side has thin hair.
They finally ordered blood work that I got a copy of. They never even called us with the results. It showed her MPV was low, 6.4 fL and her Ferritin was only 12ng/ml. Not sure what MPV is, but I know ferritin is iron. I’m having her take a multivitamin in the morning and an iron supplement at night. I would like to get her into a good doctor who gives a darn and could help her out. She is very athletic and does a lot of working out and sports. Any reccomendations would be greatly appreciated.
Also, should I have her give Mens 5% Rogaine foam a try to see if we can accelerate the progress?
Ferritin of 12 is in the low side of the normal range. The best thing you can do is to see a good internist to treat iron deficiency if present and also to check for other medical conditions that can cause hair loss in women, including thyroid disorders, immune diseases, and PCOS. If there is a genetic component, then having her hair mapped out for miniaturization will show the classic signs of the genetic process in women.