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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is male pattern / female pattern hair loss?

A common type of baldness that occurs with age. In males, the hairline recedes while in females, the hair loss is generalized causing thinning. The exact cause is unknown, but it is thought that hormones and genetics play an important role.

Symptoms of male pattern / female pattern hair loss

  • Hair loss

  • Scalp hair has become thin and soft

  • Receding hairline

Questions your doctor may ask to check for male pattern / female pattern hair loss

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose male pattern / female pattern hair loss

  • Have you felt that you are losing more hair recently?

  • Is the hair on your head thin and soft?

  • Is the forehead hair line gradually receding?

Treatment for male pattern / female pattern hair loss

Creams are usually given to help with regrowth of hair. In severe cases, medication or minor surgery (hair transplants) might be considered.

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