Why would a woman have a bald spot?
August 6, 2008 7:42 AM Subscribe
SigourneyFilter: Why would a woman have a bald spot?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total)
I am a young woman with a bald spot which I've had for as long as I can remember. What gives?
It's about 2 inches in diameter and begins at my hairline between my left ear and temple. Within the bald spot is an indentation in the skin of about 0.5in and next to that a tiny tuft of hairs which seem stunted at about 0.2in in length.
It's evident in childhood photographs from about age 3 onwards. No one in my family seems to know why I have this.
What would cause something like this? Head injury? Is it a type of birthmark? I'm curious, not worried - it has not ever increased in size and the rest of my scalp has very healthy hair attached.