I am having excessive hair loss. Is this androgenic alopecia or telogen effluvium? My hairline is thin, please help. (Photo)

Hello, I am a 25-year-old female. About 4 months ago I started to have excessive hair loss which came out in huge clumps especially in shower. My hairline has become thin. I did many blood tests which resulted that I do not have thyroid, iron or hormonal irregularities. The only one which resulted bad was streptococci bacteria. I suffer from my tonsils. I discovered that I have a tooth infection. I also have noticed that tiny new bangs are growing. Sometimes my scalp hurts when I touch my hair.

Doctor Answers 2

You need a diagnosis.

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You need to have a diagnosis by a doctor. Issues with your tonsils or tooth infection is not usually a cause for hair loss.   


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Hair loss in 25 year old female

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When young men you age have hair loss, it is almost always genetic and easy to treat. In women, the causes are extensive and require a doctor to assess the hair loss and after examining you and taking many blood tests, determine the diagnosis. Don't through the term telogen effluvium around if you have a problem diagnosis that can be treated. Only a doctor's examination will tell you what you have as outlined above.

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