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hair loss - should I be worried?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 19, 2008
  • 05:02 PM

I am a male, 18 years old, and have never had/never noticed this problem before. In the last few months I seem to be losing more hair than normal. I towel dry my hair and I always lose at least 20 hairs in the process. I can reach up and pull out several hairs from the top of my haid without feeling much pain.

I know this hasn't always been the case as I have sisters who, when we were younger, used to pull my hair and believe me, it didn't want to come out and hurt like ***l!

I am healthy in all other regards. I don't have any conditions/illnesses/etc., except perhaps "sun-sneeze syndrome" which drives me nuts, but I don't think is particulary important in this case.

My family does have a pretty severe history of male baldness on both sides of the family, but I'm only 18! This isn't supposed to be happening to me now! Are there any other reasons I could be experiencing hair loss? The thing I'm most worried about is if it's symptomatic of something more severe. Any help greatly appreciated.

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