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doomedFatalist posted:
Hello everyone,

Have searched site and can't seem to find an answer so would like to post question about present situation. Noticed 3-4 days ago that my outer lower left leg looked totally bald (like someone had shaven the outside half of my lower left leg). Right leg had 'thinning' hair, but not like left leg. Now outside half of lower right leg is almost as bald as outside half of (original) lower left leg.

Anyone have any thoughts? Really scared right now.... (hence screen name)

Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear Doomed
Please do not despair! There are many causes of focal sites of hair loss, the most common being alopecia areata and thyroid problems. Call you primary doc on Monday and see if you can get in for a simple blood test.

Please keep us posted, you will do great
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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