any derms? or docs can help!

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  1. teppeiahn1

    teppeiahn1 Rookie

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    I just turned 17 and for odd reason there is a bald spot thats like 1cm on my head. its very hidden but when i was styling my hair, my mom knoticed it.

    I am healthy and eat very healthy. but this past 2 month has been the most stressfull time of my life.

    The odd thing is that where i have this small bald spot, its a little bump. I do not remember hitting it. It is not itchy and feels regular.

    What do you guys thinkthis is? I've always had too much hair and i still do on other parts of my head but just that one part is missing.
     
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  2. GeorgeLucas

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    HERE IS THE TIMELINE of THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. IT IS QUITE GRISLY:

    -20 YEARS old: YOUR BALD SPOT has EXPANDED BY 40%. IT REVEALS A SIGNIFICANT PORTION of YOUR HEAD. YOU ADOPT A TRUMP-ESQUE COMBER to AVOID BECOMING A SOCIAL OUTCAST. BALDNESS CONTINUES TO MARCH ACROSS your HEAD IN ITS CONQUEST OF HAIR FOLLICLES.

    -25 YEARS old: YOUR HAIR IS 90% gone. AS OF NOW you STRONGLY RESEMBLE HOMER SIMPSON. WOMEN GENERALLY FIND you UNATTRACTIVE. you WEEP AT NIGHT.

    -27 YEARS old: YOUR HAIR HAS FALLEN out COMPLETELY. YOU EKE OUT THE rest OF YOUR HAIRLESS LIFE IN MISERY.

    YOU are WELCOME.
     
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  3. jswinf

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    If you feel an elevation at the "bald spot" I think you should see a dermatologist, or at least see your family physician to see if he thinks you need a referral.

    I wouldn't pay too much attention to the previous reply, sounds like that guy has issues.
     
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  4. GeorgeLucas

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    I'M SORRY for BEING REALISTIC. =(
     
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  5. BobFL

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    Please take this with a grain of salt. Something similar happened to my friend many years ago. It was internally inducted (very high stress level). He cured it by changing his life style. I remember that it became bigger before he stopped it and finally he was able to regain hair in that area. In his case it was "areata", thanks God for that...

    I wish you all the best and good luck!!!

    http://www.medicinenet.com/alopecia_areata/article.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alopecia_areata

    Diagnosis

    Alopecia areata
    First symptoms are small, soft, bald patches which can take just about any shape but are most usually round.[8] It most often affects the scalp and beard but may occur on any hair-bearing part of the body.[4] There may be different skin areas with hair loss and regrowth in the same body at the same time. It may also go into remission for a time, or permanently.

    Treatment

    About 50% of patients' hair will regrow in one year without any treatment.[2] If the affected region is small, it is reasonable to observe the progression of the illness as the problem often spontaneously regresses and the hair grows back. In 90% of cases, the hair will, ultimately, grow back. In the other 10%, only some or no hair will regrow.
     
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  6. teppeiahn1

    teppeiahn1 Rookie

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    I take care of my body very well.
     
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  7. Fedace

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    Yes exactly,,, next stop. Dermatology office. not that hard to find.
     
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  8. teppeiahn1

    teppeiahn1 Rookie

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    thx but i do not believe its this.

    like i stated, there is a bump on my head and at that spot, hair is not coming out. size smaller than a dime.
     
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  9. larry10s

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    bump on head . no hair. not normal . see a doctor (preferably a dermatologist)
     
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  10. larry10s

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    if you need some scare motivation. cancer in the skin can destroy the hair follicles in its way. not saying what you do or dont have (no one can make a diagnosis without an exam) but again its not normal. see a doctor
     
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  11. mlktennis

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    could be fungus (tinea capitis). Very treatable.

    Agree, if it is not flat and smooth then prob not areata
     
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  12. teppeiahn1

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    Its also itchy or little bit of pain at tha area. goign to derm in 2 days.

    I believe its either ringworm or some kind of fungus like you stated.
     
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  13. larry10s

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    let us know what the derm says and what he gave you
     
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  14. dlk

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    This is the correct answer.
     
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  15. teppeiahn1

    teppeiahn1 Rookie

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    I went to it and said its some sort of thing like ingrown hair. fogot the medical name for it but the hair grew wrong and created a bump. He saids people get it on their backs fist size often. He gave me a shot to stop the swelling but if it doesnt work, i might need a simple surgery.

    Since I acted to this very quickly, he saids my hair will most likely grow back.:)

    No guarantees though
     
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  16. dlk

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    Good for you; jswinf was correct. I'm sure it will resolve, any antibiotics?
     
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  17. larry10s

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    glad to hear it was not serious and your hair will grow back. early intervention is usually a good plan of action
     
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