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Having a really hard time because of my derm.

Discussion in 'Tell Your Story' started by Ruth, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Ruth

    Ruth Established Member

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    My derm just called me telling me my transverse section of my biopsy failed.
    Suddenly she said she needed that to be sure if i had Androgenetic Alopecia, but last time she said based on the vertical section she said 99% sure.
    Now she said I still can not say for sure.
    Because of the fungus on my head i have to wait unttil the 24 th of march to get a biopsy again and then wait for another week to get the results.
    if it do have it after being told i don't have it, seems like the worst thing.

    I am really upset right now.
     
  2. Wolf924

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    WHAT? This is totally unfair. I am so sorry to hear this Ruth.

    Honestly though if you have it, it can be treated. I am 99% sure I have it (they are looking at a PCOS diagnosis now) and I am trying to accept it now, and I know that I can treat it after my diagnosis comes through and I am treating my health problems from the inside.

    Maybe instead of doing another biopsy with her, you may be better served to see if another derm can analyze the biopsy you already had? At this point I wouldn't trust her to a) do another biopsy and b) analyze it.

    I am sorry you are upset, my heart goes out to you.
     
  3. Ruth

    Ruth Established Member

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    Hi Wolf thanks for your reply.

    YEs it is unbelievable, I know.
    But i am still hoping that based on how positive she was before that the change that i do have Androgenetic Alopecia is small. But still, going from feeling that i don't have Androgenetic Alopecia to feeling that i might have it again just hurts me so much.

    If I do it with her again I don't have to pay for it (because they made a mistake) and i don't want to spend 600 euros again with another derm.

    But what is the matter with you suddenly, i read you went to this specialist who thought it was hashimotos and he did not see any miniaturization.
    So how come you suddenly are 99% sure you have Androgenetic Alopecia??
    I hope you don't have it and honestly I don't think you have it as it went really fast for you and your shed slowed down so much.
    Take care and keep us posted
     
  4. Wolf924

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    Fun times with me--got blood tests back from endo, and all my male hormones are WAY up! So, he wants to look at PCOS, but knowing those hormones are up (even though my shed is down, weird I know, but still shedding short thin hairs, uncut hairs, etc.) I am pretty sure under this TE I have Androgenetic Alopecia.
     
  5. Ruth

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    Oh I am sorry to hear that you think you have Androgenetic Alopecia. I hope NOT.
    Before I got my biopsy results i felt whatever it is going to be it will be okay, at least i know what i have.
    So knowing what you have can also bring some peace AND you can start the right treatment, but obviously i still hope it is only TE for you.

    What was so strange after getting the good news of hearing I did not have Androgenetic Alopecia somehow i was still worried, because i was still losing too much hair. Although my hair does look better compared to 2-3 months ago.
    IF i hear from the second biopsy i don't have Androgenetic Alopecia i am just going to take it face value, be happy and not worry anymore. I should see this biopsy drama as something I can learn from .
     
  6. Roxana

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    Ruth, from the photo of your hair I don't see any Androgenetic Alopecia pattern either! Your hair looked quite thick and full. I know that doctors can be really annoying sometimes! But I wouldn't be too worried about the result as the chance is very low.
    Interesting to know how much they charge for the biopsy!
     
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    sorry about to hear that, that's just wrong. It makes me mad how some derms don't know what they're doing.

    It costs 600 euros to get a skinbiopsy done? That seems ridicoulsly expensive and then she still makes a mistake.
     
  8. Ruth

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    After i had a second biopsy done, my derm told me last week that i don't have Androgenetic Alopecia.
    I was so happy, but i still asked for the report from the pathologist and was actually quite alarmed by what i read there. It said that there was miniaturization of the odd follicle and the probable conclusion was Androgenetic Alopecia in a very early stage or senescent alopecie (But i am 40 years old, so that does not seem possible to me)
    To me miniaturization of follicles means Androgenetic Alopecia, even if it is early stage. You either have it or you don't and it will continue to get worse if left untreated.
    i can't believe my derm said i don't have it based on the rapport, she also said i did not have to treat is, because the miniaturization was hardly there and that could not have been the cause of my hair loss. But i know it a big part of it and have decided to start Minoxidil again. Only this time without PPG (because i got irritated scalp from PPG last time i used it for 2 weeks)
    Better start now, i figured, because it easier to keep what i have than to regrow.

    I just feel so bad that i was told twice by my derm that i dont have Androgenetic Alopecia, but now i actually do have it.
     
  9. ChrissyB

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    Oh my Ruth. Precisely the reason I do not want to pay for a biopsy. I don't know how much you should panic at this point. I truly believe that every single person will present with some Androgenetic Alopecia after a certain age. How far it progresses would be determined by Genetics. That being said, I have been reading alot of interesting articles about Minoxidil. The use of this product is more common than we even know. Just a routine thing like wearing makeup, so I am thinking I might jump on board as well. I appear to have alot of regrowth already, but I am certain it is much thinner than my already fine hair because it doesn't really provide the coverage on top that I had back in June/July. I will keep you posted.
     

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