Round patches of hair loss

Patient : Im 22 and was doing my hair and found a bald spot very scary. I do stress out alot but don't have any condicions i know of that would cuase this.why would i get a bald spot?and my hair is falling out more and more?I also notice that I get really bloated after I eat and I'm gaining weight
Doctor :   The most probable cause of your hair loss is a condition known as alopecia areata. This presents as round patches of hai r loss. Thought the cause of alopecia areata is not known, this condition usually runs in families. Usually no treatment of alopecia areata is required and the hair will regrown in a few months. Severe cases may require topical steroids, minoxidil and UV light therapy.

Related Q&A

Q: Healthy 22 y/o female mildly overweight no medical history. Last week while running my fingers through my hair I noti...

Q: I'm 28 year old female on 40mg of isotretinoin. It's been 7 weeks, I have naturally curly hair that is very dry and s...

Q: Hello i have to take a hairfollicle test for a custody hearing tomorrow i have been clean 30 days. Before that i use...

Q: Hi, I had a question in regards to my hair loss. I am a male, 24 years of age, and have hair loss for roughly 3 years...

Q: My hair has been falling out excessively for the past few years. I have no signs or family history of MPB, but just d...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon