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To think my hair is serious cause for concern

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sociallakwardme · 16/07/2017 15:23

I have always had thin hair. Never took much notice of it. It's thick enough at the sides.

People started commenting that my hair had got thin at the top of my head. Mainly my ex. I didn't take too much notice.

Then my parents expressed a concern. I presumed it was because of stress and it would grow back now the stressful situation is over.

But just now I've seen a photo of the back of my head and I'm really shocked!

The back of my head looked quite bald!

I took two photos. One with flash and the other without.

I'm really concern so made an appointment with my GP.

Does this seem like normal thin hair to you? Or actually so thin it looks abnormal?

I am 25 and a healthy weight. Eat a balanced diet. This hair loss seemed to start a year ago. Three years after I gave birth.

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Shinesun09 · 16/07/2017 16:13

I'm early 30s and noticed I am receeding a bit which is really noticeable if I wear all my hair back, it's awful and really getting me down
Might try some b12 supplements though as I do have thin hair since dc

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KungFuPandaWorksOut16 · 16/07/2017 16:15

While you until your doctors app, avoid using straighteners and hairdryer if you can and over brushing of the sections you think have thinned out.

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ScarletForYa · 16/07/2017 16:19

Also, while waiting for it to grow back in try hair fibres like

They will cover the scalp and make the hair look thicker.

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BeepBeepMOVE · 16/07/2017 16:20

Definitely looks a lot thinner than just thin hair. Not healthy defo see Dr.

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SherlocksHat · 16/07/2017 16:22

Hi,
My son had the same sort of thinning, he's 21. After blood tests came back clear, we were referred to the local skin hospital, where they did some scalp biopsies. The diagnosis was alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder). He's been prescribed come steroid cream, which sometimes helps. It sometimes gets better on it's own in time.

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mistermagpie · 16/07/2017 16:26

Sorry, I'm afraid I don't think that is normal 'thin' hair. I have very sparse hair and what I do have is fine, plus I have barely any body hair, but the hair on my head looks fuller than yours and I have more 'coverage' IYSWIM.

I definitely think you should get the tests other people have mentioned.

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Bejazzled · 16/07/2017 16:43

If you were 50, I'd say don't worry about it but that's not the situation

Because once you hit 50 your hair doesn't matter?? 🙄 Hmm

Op, you are doing the right thing going to the dr. Thinning hair at any age can be a sign of underlying health issues and quite upsetting too.

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MsStricty · 16/07/2017 16:47

OP - Take yourself off to Philip Kingsley in London. They specialise in diagnosing female hair loss, and treating supposedly untreatable conditions. I know. I've been going for about five years now, and my hair has grown back with the correct diagnosis and treatment.

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peneleope82 · 16/07/2017 18:46

I would say the weight loss could certainly have an impact. I recently lost a significant amount of weight through illness and my hair definitely started thinning. The regrowth is coming through now about 6 months after I noticed it.

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Abigail2679 · 20/07/2017 12:27

Hi everyone. Sadly I have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer yesterday and my my hair has thinned conaiderably since this post. This is my hair today.

Sorry for name change.

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Abigail2679 · 20/07/2017 12:33

After a lot of intensive tests that were made a priority with my GP I was diagnosed. My prognosis is good but still very much in shock..too tired to show any real emotion right now.

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Iloveantiques · 20/07/2017 12:34

That's rotten news OP, I'm sorry to hear it. I hope you make a full recovery.

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ImperialBlether · 20/07/2017 12:36

Are you the OP, Abigail?

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Abigail2679 · 20/07/2017 12:40

Of course I am imperial

Or do I just have access to random photos of the back of the OP's head?

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ILostItInTheEarlyNineties · 20/07/2017 12:41

Oh Abigail I'm sorry to hear that. What a dreadful shock. I hope you have some RL support. Wishing you well Flowers

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Abigail2679 · 20/07/2017 12:44

Thank you.

I do. I'm staying with my parents for a while. My prognosis is very good so trying to stay positive.

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saffronwblue · 20/07/2017 12:44

Abigail my b-I-l had thyroid cancer thirty years ago. He is a happy and healthy 60 year old now. I am sure treatments are even better now than what he had.

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user1497557435 · 20/07/2017 12:45

What weight loss program did you use? If it was a very low calorie diet this can cause hair loss as weight loss is so fast.

Do you dye your hair? Could be root regrowth?

Perfectil is good for hair.

Good luck. Sending hugs.

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chirpyburbycheapsheep · 20/07/2017 12:57

Abigail I'm really sorry to hear this. So glad you got it checked out and got the diagnosis quickly. Thinking of you and sending you Flowers

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regrouted · 20/07/2017 13:00

I hope your treatment is implemented quickly and you will be through this difficult time and on the path to recovery. Get well soon, Abigail Flowers

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annasfarmgirl · 20/07/2017 13:03

Gosh abigail, I'm sorry to hear that.

I have three friends who have/had thyroid cancer, all doing fine now. Treatment was not fun but was 'doable' by all accounts. Wishing you all the best. I'm really, really glad that you took yourself to the doctor so quickly.

To your very good health Wine

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen · 20/07/2017 13:05
Flowers
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gustofwind · 20/07/2017 13:10

I hope your treatment is successful, OP.

Much love.

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Miserylovescompany2 · 20/07/2017 13:26

What an awful shock, OP. I hope your treatment is successful and you look back at this in years to come as a VERY distant memory...

M xx

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ChazsBrilliantAttitude · 20/07/2017 13:27

Abigail
The very best of luck for your recovery Flowers

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