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Im prematurely balding since 17, I am now 20. I have no bald

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I'm prematurely balding since 17, I am now 20. I have no bald relatives, however my father has diabetes and I suspect my mother may have pcos as she had two miscarriages. I read online that insulin resistence can cause extra androgens like in pcos and the pcos gene can be passed to me. I have had 3 fasting glucose readings of 4.8 4.7 and 4.5. However I understand these don't say much about insulin sensitivity, do you think it could be a reason for my hair loss?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrHelen replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

These glucose readings are completely normal. The range is 4 to 6.
There is nothing here to suggest you have insulin resistance which tends to be a condition of middle age anyway.
There is no real evidence here that your mother has PCOS. Many, many women have miscarriages,as many as 1 in 3, so unless your mother has had a formal diagnosis of PCOS you cannot assume she has this.

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