Posted by: fred | 2004/11/07

hair loss

Is there any way to tell if it's genetics that are causing my hair loss? Besides looking at the hair&scalp for normal male pattern baldness, i don't have any history of baldness in family. Who can give me the most accurate diagnosis?

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Dear Fred

If their is no external reasons for your hair loss it is possible that genetic faxtors are involved. Genetic testing is not available/offered to diagnose possible inherited baldness.

Regards, Maritha

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Posted by: fred | 2004/11/24

but if it's inherited, but my family on both ends doesn't have a history of baldness... what tests can i undergo to get to the root of it? I read about a biopsys, where does one go for that?


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