One week ago, while getting my hair cut, a stylist asked, "you have alopecia?" I hadn't noticed that I had a bald spot. It now appears larger than it was when the stylist discovered it. Today a dermatologist confirmed that I do have alopecia.

I have so many questions and concerns. The dermatologist wants to start me on cortisone cream, followed by cortisone shots if necessary. At this point, I don't want to do any treatments.

What I hope to find out is: have any of you had only one spot that doesn't grow or relocate? I seem to only be finding cases of it developing into more extreme cases.

Other stories of a localized area growing, relocating, or regrowing are also appreciated.


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No regrowth yet, but I keeping hoping. They say try not to worry and stress. I hope you don't find any new spots. I see some people be so string about it I hope I can find that strength to deal with this.

Hi LC,

When I was little, I would occasionally get a small spot, which would grow back with some help from the cortisone cream. Usually mine were brought on by stress (even though stress is not an "official" cause of AA).

It's a different story now, but for a while I would have small spots come and go.




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