My doctor doesn't think that it's alopecia areata?

hi,
I'm new to this. Recently I've lost several patches of hair. I have 3 bald spots. So I went to a Harvard graduate hair loss specialist. She doesn't think that I have alopecia areata. still waiting on biopsy results. What else could this be? Had my thyroid checked... all fine. Had my hormones checked... all fine. just a high white blood cell count.

thanks,
Michelle

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Comment by sammy on December 10, 2015 at 12:26pm

I've noticed with some people that sometimes its a stress induced alopecia. If you've introduced any new stressers in your life (whether it be work/school, alcohol, drugs, changes in diets) look to see if you can control or manage those. 

Comment by Sharalexis on December 13, 2015 at 4:55am

Please go to a board certified dermatologist if ur health plans allow  the derm will check the health of ur hair follicles to diagnose alopecia.

Comment by Nave on December 22, 2015 at 6:08pm

I can relate to Mariah's  comment.  I too went to my GP and got the same diagnosis (Ringworm).  I have a medical background and knew it was rare to see Ringworm on a patient over 12.  I went to see my dermatologist and he looked at it and said immediately that it was skin lupus.  Took a bx to verify and it was.  Later, I got AA but where the skin lupus was it ended up scarring.  Take Sharalexis advice and see a dermatologist.  Good Luck!

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