Tests and Diagnosis

For diagnosing this particular problem of hair loss it is essential to have a complete medical history and physical examination. Depending on the kind of symptoms and the pattern of hair loss specified tests are conducted.

This may include:

Scalp Examination:

This kind of examination will help in deciding exactly what kind of treatment can be suggested. This can also be done by microscopic examination which includes plucking of hair from scalp to determine the cause of hair loss.

Skin biopsy:
Samples are taken from the skin to verify or to determine if any infection causing hair loss. This will help in diagnosing that particular stage and can help in shedding of the hair. Incase of any difficulty in confirming the cause while diagnosing your doctor may perform a punch biopsy this includes removal of hair from skin’s deeper layers by using a circular tool.