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Male pattern baldness, taking finasteride (1mg/day), - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Dr, I am a healthy 30yo male suffering from male pattern baldness. I am considering taking oral finasteride (1mg/day), but am concerned about potential side effects. I have heard bad reports that some side effects, particularly sexual side effects, can happen slowly without you really noticing until its too late. Some also report that these effects do not reverse following ceasation of the drug. However, it seems many people also have success with this treatment. What would your opinion be on this matter? Thanks. Dan.
Doctor :   Approximately how much hair do you lose per day?
User :   anywhere between 40-100 hairs.... that i notice
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for this particular problem?
User :   No, as I'm sure its simply MPB
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   The treatment for hair fall and baldness include medical management combined with few life style changes.
Doctor :   There are a few medical drugs which are used for hair fall and baldness, however almost all the drugs have similar sexual side effects, hence these drugs are to
Doctor :   be monitored on regular bases by a doctor.
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