I have had all of that done with only some elevations in her androgen levels. If you research further, you would see that Androgenetic Alopecia can be brought on in childhood. Any good mother that has been through the agony of worrying about their child's health concerns knows that doctors don't always have the answers and that seeking out fellow mothers for thoughts and guidance can go a long way. Apparently, based on your tone and response, I have picked the wrong forum to get support from. Silly me to assume I could get some input and help from a forum titled "Children's Hair Loss Support". Nice of you to choose a worried mother's post to troll on.
No, I would never put her through that at this stage.
Repeating the original question in my post as I have google and am able to research common causes and diagnostic methods and I have throughly, thank you.
I would be forever grateful if some of you mamas could take 5 minutes to do a close look at your child's hair and see if they happen to have any of these "miniaturized" hairs or hairs that are thinner, shorter, and easy to pull out.
PS...don't mess with a concerned mother. It's very unkind. No need to continue responding to this thread as it's clear your input will not be helpful rather just more upsetting.
Thank you. This is my first night on the forum, and really any forum, so I had no idea what to expect. Sounds like it probably isn't the right place for me and my concerns.
Hi,Hi everyone. I have a major concern RE: my 7.5 year old daughter's hair loss.
Here are some facts / questions I have:
- She had pretty thick and very curly hair in her toddler years (3-6)
- About 7 months ago I noticed very heavy shedding from her. Every time I would put my hands through her hair I would get a small handful of strands--this was multiple times a day (About three months prior she was sick with a fever and a UTI all in the same week; this made me think perhaps it was Telogen Effluvium. I also wondered whether she hit a point in her hair growth cycle where she was shedding a lot of the hairs she had grown 6 years before as I understand the hair growth cycle is about that long)
-I cut her hair around the time of the shedding and also noticed at that time the curl went away
-We started to notice her hair was visibly thinner, especially around her face where she used to have sort of a mane of curly ringlets
-My current main concern is that while the shedding has slowed down (started about June and slowed in August), I've recently noticed some miniaturized hairs growing back. Very light and easy to pull out in comparison with her other terminal hairs.
I would be forever grateful if some of you mamas could take 5 minutes to do a close look at your child's hair and see if they happen to have any of these "miniaturized" hairs or hairs that are thinner, shorter, and easy to pull out. I'm so worried this is a sign of early onset Androgenetic Alopecia