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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 by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. Is baldness focal or diffuse?
  2. If focal , is there a rash in the area of hair loss?

    Why: if a rash is present , consider tinea capitus, lupus erythematosus, psoriasis , seborrheic dermatitis.

  3. Is baldness , male pattern baldness i.e. temporal hair recession or frontal thinning in males , crown thinning in females
  4. Is there a family history of male pattern baldness?

    Why: polygenic or autosomal dominant inheritance in males.

  5. Medication?

    Why: anticoagulant drug therapy , cancer chemotherapy.

  6. Rash?

    Why: if baldness is focal and rash is present , consider tinea capitis, lupus erythematosus, psoriasis , seborrhoeic dermatitis. If baldness is focal and there is no rash, consider alopecia areata, syphilis, burns, skin injury.

  7. Symptoms of androgen excess in women with male pattern baldness?

    Why: e.g. acne , hirsuitism , irregular periods.

  8. Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

    Why: e.g. constipation, cold intolerance, lethargy, husky voice , facial puffiness , weight gain, mental slowing - can cause diffuse loss of hair.

  9. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

    Why: e.g. loose bowel motions , heat intolerance , sweating of hands , muscle weakness , increased appetite , weight loss, anxiety, palpitations, tremor - can cause diffuse hair loss.

  10. Symptoms of hypopituitarism?

    Why: including symptoms of hypothyroidism and adrenal insufficiency and symptoms suggestive of a pituitary tumor - can cause diffuse hair loss.

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.


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