Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com. I can understand your concern.
I went through the history you have provided, and the pictures suggest that you are suffering from androgenetic hair loss which is also known as patterned hair loss.
The best treatment for it would be application of minoxidil solution on the scalp twice a day.
This would help in regaining the lost hair and would also stop further hair thinning.
However, its a long term treatment and on stopping the treatment there would be loss of the hair that has grown.
The second line of treatment in case minoxidil does not help is finasteride which has to be taken orally and would need a prescription.
I would like to request you to send me the reference range for the blood test results you have sent, as values differ at times from laboratory to laboratory.
Hope I have answered your queries. Please feel free to discuss further.
Patient replied :
Here is the reference for my blood tests
You have not answered my Q regarding the small hair all over my head that did not grow as the rest of the hair ?
I have to mention too that one doctor diagnosed me with diffuse hair loss.. Is that correct ?
Thanks for your reply. I can understand your concern.
I actually answered your question regarding the short hair over the front and top of your head which didn't grow as well as the rest of the hair, I diagnosed it as androgenetic alopecia based on that finding. In androgenetic alopecia, there is thinning and shortening of hair in these areas as compared to the rest of the hair.
From the pictures and history, it doesn't seem like diffuse hair loss right now. However, it could have been diffuse hair loss earlier when you had hair loss due to a stress factor that you had mentioned.
Thanks for the reference range that you sent.
All results are within normal limits. DHEAS is in the lower side, however since these tests were done a year ago they don't hold much relevance right now, as the levels could have changed in a year. I would recommend that you repeat the free testosterone and dheas levels.
Hope I have answered your queries.