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An_240486 posted:
I used to have very dry, thin blonde hair. I was totally devastated when I realized I was losing it, that is, after noticing the way it just kept falling out unnaturally when I washed it. And it used to easily come off when I brush and comb it. I was very scared that I could be sick but I realized it's already pattern hair loss in females. Both of my parents are experiencing hair loss—my dad is obviously balding and my mom's hair is getting thinner by the moment—but I never expected it to happen to me.
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Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
Dear An_240486,
Please see a dermatologist. Female pattern baldness is a diagnosis of exclusion-you need to make sure that something hormonal is not going on. Your hair loss may be treatable, so don't give up!


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