Hair Loss (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. Watchful waiting may be appropriate if your hair loss is gradual and is similar to the pattern of hair loss seen in your parents or brothers or sisters. But if your gradual hair loss bothers you, your doctor may be able to slow or reverse it. If clumps of hair fall out, your hair loss may be caused by a disease, and it is important to contact your doctor.
Hair loss caused by alopecia areata often reverses on its own. Watchful waiting is an option after you have been diagnosed with this condition.
Who to see
Health professionals who can give you advice and treatment on hair loss include:
Hair transplant surgery is usually done by:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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