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Baldness: Introduction

Baldness: Loss of scalp hair. See detailed information below for a list of 517 causes of Baldness, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Baldness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Baldness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Baldness

Home medical tests possibly related to Baldness:

Causes of Types of Baldness:

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Baldness Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Baldness may include:

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Stories from Users for Baldness

Real-life user stories relating to Baldness:

Message Boards for Baldness

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Baldness or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Baldness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Baldness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Is baldness focal or diffuse?
    • Is there an associated rash?
    • Is it characteristic of male pattern baldness?
    • In women with male pattern baldness , look for signs of virilisation such as clitoral enlargement , acne , facial hirsuitism - may suggest endocrine dysfunction.
    • Scalp and hair scrapings for culture - looking for fungal infection.
  • more tests...»

Baldness: Animations


Medications or substances causing Baldness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Baldness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Baldness

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Baldness:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Baldness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Baldness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Baldness

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer' more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms more »

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in more »

Baldness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Baldness

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Baldness: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Baldness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Baldness listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Baldness as a symptom include:

Definitions of Baldness:

Baldness; absence of hair from skin areas where it is normally present.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Baldness:

The list of organs typically affected by Baldness may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Baldness

The list below shows some of the causes of Baldness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Baldness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Baldness. Of the 517 causes of Baldness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 506 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Baldness:

The following list of conditions have 'Baldness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Baldness:

The following list of medical conditions have Baldness or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.





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Causes of Baldness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Baldness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Baldness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Baldness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Baldness:

    Hair loss, Hypotrichosis, Alopecia, Atrichia, Bald, Balding
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Baldness:

    Subtypes of Baldness:

    Hair loss (563 causes), Male-pattern baldness (9 causes), Bald (77 causes), Reversible alopecia (7 causes), Patchy hair loss (17 causes), Pubic hair loss (13 causes), Temporary hair loss (17 causes), Hair thinning (16 causes), Thinning hair (29 causes), Loss of eyelashes (11 causes), Thin hair (44 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Baldness:

    Hair symptoms (838 causes), Hair loss (563 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

    Symptoms related to Baldness:

    Hair loss (563 causes), Graying (11 causes), Hairiness (189 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Patchy hair loss (17 causes), Alopecia, Alopecia areata, Male pattern hair loss, Female hair loss, Androgenic alopeciamale pattern baldness, Hair replacement

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Baldness

    Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Baldness and many other medical conditions:

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