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Severe hairloss in 3 weeks. Thyroid tests normal. Referred to a dermatologist. Suggestions?

MY HAIR STARTED FALLING OUT RAPIDLY IN THE PAST 3 WEEKS. I am almost bald now. My doctor had a blood draw done for thyroid etc., but everything was normal. I went back for more blood tests 2 days ago. The hair on my face has stopped growing in places also (my left eyebrow and mustache). I m a 50 year old male and no stress or medications are involved. The dr. may be refering me to a dermatologist . What s going on? Will my hair grow back? Should I shave my head for appearance or wait untill the skin doctor sees it?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Dec 2014
Hello jonmcchesney
Welcome to HCM
Your thyroid is normal and you are having rapid loss of scalp hair as well as facial hair has also stopped growing. You are 50 so there are very less chances that its a familial alopecia or male pattern hair loss coz these disorders manifest at comparatively younger age. As per my opinion most likely cause is some fungal infection of hair follicles in which patchy rapid hair loss usually occurs. Other possibility is alopecia due to some medications (but you are not taking medications)
prognosis of rapid hair loss is good and your hair will grow back just visit a good dermatologist.
thanks take care
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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