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Old 09-15-2002, 05:53 PM   #1
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I have recently notice that about 25% of the hair in the back of my head is white and about 10% in the front of my head of white. These white strands are scaterd around and not all together. I am only 18 should my hair be turning white like this.

 
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I think you're just an early 'grayer'. Any family history of it? I know of a guy who started turning gray in early high school. I have a friend who is only 24 but is going bald. The hair on top of his head is fading away leaving a nice little crop circle. Heheheheh!
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Old 09-15-2002, 11:46 PM   #3
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You are turning grey/white early and many times when this happens you probably have a relative that has this problem too. The only solution is to dye your hair or learn to live with it. My fathers cousin's son has had white hair since he was probably a senior in high school. I talked to his sister once and asked how long their mother had had white hair as I don't ever remember anything but white their mother. She thought for a moment and said gee she didn't know as her mother had always had white hair as far as she could remember.

 
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You think thats bad? Im only 19 and Im losing my hair.

My cousin has a similar problem with his hair turning grey. Dying his hair has become a family event where everyone gathers together and has fun doing it. Maybe you could gather your friends and family together and dye your head. Quality family time is so hard to find these days

 
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If you are truly loosing your hair you need to see a doc as that most likely has a medical cause that can be helped. Premature grey cannot so consider yourself lucky as they help your hair loss.

 
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Premature graying and hair loss are associated with hypothyroidism and should be taken seriously at any age.

Don't accept being told your thyroid tests are "normal", though, if you have symptoms of thyroid imbalance. You need a doctor that knows and listens to symptoms. Thyroid imbalance is often hereditary. When I discovered my first gray hair at age 19, I thought, OK, I just have hair like my mother, who began dying her hair at an early age. Turns out, it is exteremely likely she was hypothyroid, though she died before it was diagnosed, and I AM hypothyroid. Thyroid imbalance is a fairlycommon problem, and it is a serious one that leads to all kinds of problems, since the Thyroid's job is to keep all things balanced in the body.

You can find a symptom check-list on the Thyroid Board. Here is a link to it-
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Hey treefrog, I recently had an ultrasound done to me. It revealed a 2cm nodule(nod-jew-el) in the left side of my neck. I got a biopsy to follow it up. I take propecia and Im only 19. You think I should tell my doctor about the propecia im using? Do you think that the nodule in my neck could have anything to do with my hairloss? If I fix this problem will my hair grow back? I need my hair and propecia costs alot!!!!

 
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Hi unhealthy:
Yes, the nodule in your neck may have something to do with your hairloss. If it is due to thyroid imbalance, yes, your hair will grow back, when you get treatment.
We have some real knowlegable folks on the Thyroid Board. Check it out! TF

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