Trying to figure out exactly what is causing your hair loss is going to require a little detective work on the part of your physician. I’ll make sure to make another post this week about the standard lab tests that should be ordered to start the process.
Hopefully you don’t have to bring the list to the doctors office, he/she should know already.
That’s me though, everyone’s hair loss and causes are different.I must first clarify and make it known that I am NOT a doctor and cannot provide medical advice, the following post is merely my opinion based on my own experiences.In answer to which doctor should I see for my hair loss, my opinion is that you should probably see both.There are medical and surgical sides to the specialty.Dermatologic surgeons practice skin cancer surgery (including Mohs’ micrographic surgery), laser surgery, photodynamic therapy (PDT) and cosmetic procedures using botulinum toxin (‘Botox’), soft tissue fillers, sclerotherapy and liposuction.Perhaps a dermatologist would be better suited in determining if the cause was an infectious skin condition such as ringworm or scaring alopecia, and an endocrinologist may be better at diagnosing hormone related hair loss.The truth is, any doctor whether it is an endocrinologist, dermatologist, or general practitioner with a strong interest and knowledge in hair loss can make a proper diagnosis and work with you on the the treatment they think will produce the best results.These organs include pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes and pancreas.An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in treating disorders of the endocrine system and who is trained to diagnose and treat hormone problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones to your system.I think the most valuable visit I had was to a Trichologist, because he was the most caring and had the greatest knowledge about hair loss. I have just noticed that I don’t have hair growing anywhere, but my dermatologist ( a female) at first was quite interested, but that interest has dimmed.He, along with some of the Derms, told me I had TE, and no miniaturization. It makes me feel good to use it as if I’m doing something. Now just went on finasteride, but jury is out if that will help. I think that it is because she doesn’t know what to do.