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    Thin hair on sides of my head

    Hey guys, I've been noticing over the past couple of days that the hair on the sides of my head, above the ears and farther back, is looking thin. I know it hasn't gotten any thinner since I Started treatment so I guess it's always been this way, or rather, been this way since I started balding. It's only really noticeable when I lift a patch of hair up on the side or back of my head and expose the scalp, but it kinda freaks me out. When I'm not lifting it up it looks pretty thick all along the sides and back, but when I left it up, I feel like I'm seeing too much scalp.

    I hope this doesn't mean that I have the dreaded DUPA(diffuse unpatterned alopecia) which would make my hair untransplantable.

    My dad has something similar though. He's basically a diffuse NW5 but he has more scalp showing through on the bottom of the back of his head and sides in the so-called permanent zone than he does in some areas on top of his head. What the ****?

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    Re: Thin hair on sides of my head

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan
    Hey guys, I've been noticing over the past couple of days that the hair on the sides of my head, above the ears and farther back, is looking thin. I know it hasn't gotten any thinner since I Started treatment so I guess it's always been this way, or rather, been this way since I started balding. It's only really noticeable when I lift a patch of hair up on the side or back of my head and expose the scalp, but it kinda freaks me out. When I'm not lifting it up it looks pretty thick all along the sides and back, but when I left it up, I feel like I'm seeing too much scalp.

    I hope this doesn't mean that I have the dreaded DUPA(diffuse unpatterned alopecia) which would make my hair untransplantable.

    My dad has something similar though. He's basically a diffuse NW5 but he has more scalp showing through on the bottom of the back of his head and sides in the so-called permanent zone than he does in some areas on top of his head. What the f***?
    Actually, I have the same problem. My hair appears extremly thin on the sides. I dont know how long its been like that. I dont really want to start using minox in those areas so not sure what to do about it...

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    I've the same thing Jay. This started when I got on Dutasteride.

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    hi mate

    ive got thinning at side as well went to see specialist about but they said it ok maybe more noticable to you than others, mine looks more apparent when i get no 3 or less grade at side but 4 and above is cool, not nice though, though nobody else has ever commented on it!

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    I've noticed the same thing... Really, really super thin and I'm pretty sure this rules me out of a HT.

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    Re: Thin hair on sides of my head

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan
    Hey guys, I've been noticing over the past couple of days that the hair on the sides of my head, above the ears and farther back, is looking thin. I know it hasn't gotten any thinner since I Started treatment so I guess it's always been this way, or rather, been this way since I started balding. It's only really noticeable when I lift a patch of hair up on the side or back of my head and expose the scalp, but it kinda freaks me out. When I'm not lifting it up it looks pretty thick all along the sides and back, but when I left it up, I feel like I'm seeing too much scalp.
    You know Jayman I've noticed that as well as soon as I buzzed my hair down a few months back....though didn't really notice it until it grew back a bit...and then only under close inspection. I think it might be more common than you think and could possibly be more a result of putting every aspect of our hair and heads under the proverbial microscope, so to speak.

    In any event...the thicker your side hair is and the more of a contrast in density there is between your sides and your top, the thinner your top will appear so we should consider this as advantageous
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    My sides are very thin, too. HTs won´t work for me I guess.....The derm I have seen even commented that my sides looked "unusual". He said that it might be caused by stress (TE) and would regrow but I am not sure about that.

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    Same thing here, my right side is almos nonexistant when grown out.

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    hey guys...if your thinning around the back and sides..the first thing to do,is get your blood work done....ANA blood tests would be ideal...just to eliminate an underlying disease causing this hairloss

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    yeah i have noticed the same thing except my sides are pretty thick but my back has thinned out considerably. maybe its just a generalized thinning but i noticed it happens to people who have the diffuse thinning pattern. 2 months on propecia and spectral DNC and i can honestly say that my hairloss has been halted. i use to shed like crazy now i shed the normal 20-30 hairs in the whole day. but i have noticed i can pull hairs from the back most of em are pretty thick terminal but sum are the minaturized thin looking vellus type. but even that shedding has gone down to almost nonexistant now...but i do shed in the back on occasions i think i shed more there than mytop

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