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Very Confused, Do You Think I Am Losing Hair?

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by Confused111, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Confused111

    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    Hello, male turning 22 here in two weeks!

    I have got this dilemma, idk whether to think I am receding, or not.

    When I pull it back from the font it looks like its recedes really bad. I have not noticed any hairloss the past years, and neither has my fiancée or mom when I question her. This idea of hairloss crossed my mind suddently out of the blue and it’s been bothering me ever since.

    From the side it looks completely fine, and I’ve got no issues styling it (same density, no thinning at all). The only thing that really bothers me is my actual hairline (it’s not ideal), but I have never been happy with my hair, it’s been «thin»? since I was a child. I am unsure of if my hairline has changed since I was 17-18, it obviously changed since I 9 but that is completely normal and occurs to the majority of adults.

    however I don’t think anyone would associate me with hairloss.
    During my teenage years I had long hair so comparing it is really difficult, but I’ll add one from when I was 18-19, and 17.

    My moms brother is completely bald, while my father started losing when he was 48-49 maybe?
    And my hair has always been identical to my fathers in terms of colors, hair strays etc.

    EDIT: Found a picture from 2015 (4,5 years ago). My hairline was not «water leveled», and by the looks of it, never has been. Thoughts?

    always had bad self esteem, tho I have the most beautiful fiancée <3
     

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    vinnyg0414 Established Member My Regimen

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    I don’t see much of a change between 2017 and 2020.

    Looks thick upfront. A little receded on the sides but appears to be in normal range.

    How is your crown?
     
  3. Confused111

    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    Crown is as it’s always been, no change at all.
    My hair were greasy when I took these pics, I returned home from the gym. Might impact it so that it looks thinner.
     
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    OldnBald Experienced Member My Regimen

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    For a 21 yr old, it's getting receded. I'd start to think long and hard about finasteride. If you were thirty five, I'd say you'll more than likely be fine.
     
  5. Confused111

    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    22 year old*
    Ty regardless.
    Adding two pictures, the one I’m wearing a cap is taken mid 2015, I was 17 at the time. What is interesting is that only the center of my hairline back then would be seen (remains that way today aswell).
    2nd pic is from 2013, where my hair were not as elevated, but what you see in both the pictures posted is that I’ve never had a completely «flat» hairline, the very center of my forehead has always been «less elevated» than the rest. Thought it’d be worth mentioning.
     

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    OldnBald Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Yeah, and I can show you pictures when I was 17 with an uneven recession on either side.... And it just kept receding in the same manner. Think about it this way, if you lose anymore ground, it'll start to look bad. And chances are, you will. This leads me back to the finasteride comment.
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    More opinions are very welcome!
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    Is there any hair miniaturization? I cannot see clearly on these pics. If not, it seems like a mature hairline to me
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    As in thinning? I’ve taken a close look at it in different lighting and there is no signs of it whatsoever. I got a prescription on finasteride cause I might aswell, without even showing up to my gps office (via text). Thank you for your input.
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    More inputs :)?
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    Tom4362 Established Member My Regimen

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    Go to a place where they check your hair for miniaturization. I wouldn't start finasteride if I was not sure (btw I am taking it myself atm)
     
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    Examine the hair strands shedded from the suspectible regions: if they tend to progressively get thinner towards the roots, then you have miniaturization. However, your hair must be long enough to notice it.

    Anyways, you should get tested for miniaturization by a derm as others have said here.
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    Thank you for the input.
    Hey, thank you for the input.
    I am really just considering starting on finasteride without visiting a derm for inspection. My GP tossed me a prescription without evaluating me at all. finasteride won’t harm me (assuming I don’t get side effects)!
    I’ve already scored the jackpot in life, a beautiful fiancée, working towards a really good degree. It’s just that my self esteem have always been terrible. Which is probably why I am here posting in the first place. Thank you both, have a nice evening gents.
     
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    baba_yaga Established Member My Regimen

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    Thank you for the kind words.

    I'd like to add more. If you're considering taking finasteride or any drug, first you should ask yourself: How much hair is important to me? How'd I look bald? Will I hate myself if I were to be less good looking due to being bald?
    In the hair loss game, you cannot not take anti-androgen drugs (like finasteride). And you need patience.

    Either way, good luck and hope you keep your luscious locks!
     
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    Relax and check again when you are 25.
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    Hey again.
    I will be starting on finasteride (made up my mind), read that it’ll take 6-12 months for results, I just cut my hair (made sure to take before and after pictures prior to cutting it, and post cutting it!) If I don’t see any change in terms of thickness/density in a years or 6 months time I might just quit consuming it :) I will keep you posted if I’m getting any side effects. Obviously, atm I have a very functional sex life as I’ve got a fiancée, so if I am not noticing any changes in desire nor erectile dysf. I’ll assume it’s no harm continuing the «treatment» if you will.

    Will keep you posted in a weeks time (side effects or not ) :)
     
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    Confused111 New Member My Regimen

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    Thank you for the input. I’ll keep an eye on it!
     
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    baba_yaga Established Member My Regimen

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    The general rule here is to give finasteride at least 1-2 years. 6 months is just not enough to notice results for most people.

    And remember, finasteride is for maintenance. Maintaining=success.
    Good luck.
     

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