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What problems are you having with your hair.Maybe we can offer some advice.

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What problems are you having with your hair.Maybe we can offer some advice.

 

Hey Bigmac cheers for the reply. I spoke top richie recently and was going to take some pics and send them his way and post up here.

 

 

Basically i'm at the early stages of MPB crowns growing ever so slighty. Got onto Dr A and now in my 4th month of proscar, not really noticed much as yet?

 

 

I'll send you a PM with my pics when there back up and running and when i sort my digital camera out.

 

 

Many thanks and just to say this forum is brill and really helped me out

 

 

AAH

 

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No probs mate

 

Richie will sort your photos out and you are doing the right thing giving the meds a chance first.

 

At four months its very rare to see any results from the meds but give them a good 12 months and hopefully you will be a good responder to them.

 

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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I went to see a trichologist basically to put my mind at ease and she said that i wasnt suffering from MPB. She pulled 20 or so hairs from around my crown area and examined them under a microscope and her conclusion was nothing to worry about no miniturization, her explanation to what i though was a thinning crown was that mine was in a strange position etc its more or less on the side of my head right at the back just like my mothers. Basically can only see abit of scalp when wet under very bright lights or when dry ever such slight thinning around the crown area. So basically do you think all sounds good? Thing is i started propecia and i'm not sure to stop? No family history of early balding dad is probs a norwood 4 now at 61 and started balding around 50, he said he used to shed quite alot at my age also.

 

Cheers AAH

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According to Nick Lowe, a well-known dermatologist on both sides of the Atlantic, trichologists are usually NOT trained physicians. Looking up the Institute of Trichologists website, I see the admission that "anyone can claim to be a Trichologist as the Institute of Trichologists is not State Registered". Hmmm, this doesn't inspire ANY confidence in their professional ability at all!

 

What's more, the trichologist you saw told you that "you weren't suffering from MPB", but had "very slight thinning around the crown"? WTF? If it's permanent thinning of the crown, however slight, it's a sure early sign of male pattern hair loss.

 

Maybe go for a second opinion from a fully-trained dermatologist specialising in hair and scalp problems. The British Association of Dermatologists can give you a list.

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Hmmmmmm not very confidence inspiring at all.

 

But to be fair she seemed very legit and really if she wanted to try and sell me many lotions or whatever even IF is wasn't suffering MPB?

 

I couldn't find much through that link you gave me probably me being stupid.

 

Think i'll stick on the propecia anyway as i think its slowed down my shedding at least.

 

Many thanks aah

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Had all the old photo albums out over the weekend now for the sad bit. Sure you can all relate i start going through looking at everyones hair etc. Turns out looking back at me when i was around 5 at a kids party my crown doesnt look much different to now? I think i have a cowlick, hair used to stick up funny near the crown. Now thinking back i remember people commenting on my cowlick when i was young.

 

So MPB or a weird cowlick? Trichologist said all was fine and shes the head of trichology in the uk. God i'm confused!

 

Any thoughts?

 

AAH

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Does any one know anywhere in the uk that do a miniaturization exam using a high powered microscope?

 

Just don't wanna be using propecia if there is no need yet?

 

Chhers AAH

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