Hair Loss

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Yukiko Ueda

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Dermatology

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  • I think alopecia areata

  • Front part of the hairline is moving back

  • New hair has stopped growing recently

  • Circular bald patches

  • Bald spots with poorly demarcated boundaries

  • Itchy scalp before the hair started to fall

  • Forehead hair line gradually receding

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Alopecia is the hair loss that can affect the scalp or entire body, and it can be temporary or permanent.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Eye pain

  • Visual field defect

  • Recent weight loss

  • Photophobia

  • Edema

  • Jaundice

  • Abdominal bloating sensation

  • Vomiting of blood

  • Melena (black stools)

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

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

  • Is there a poorly demarcated area (fuzzy or unclear border) where the hair is missing?

  • Did you have an itchy scalp before the hair started to fall?

  • Is the forehead hair line gradually receding?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

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Dermatology

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