About my case history
I am 34 years old and I have brown hair. I first noticed that my hair was getting thinner and thinner around 8-9 years ago. At the back of the head it started 5 years ago, but advanced more rapidly. The laterals sides of the hairline started sometime in my early 20s. But that didn't bother me that much, it's just seemed a natural process. It progressively advanced until the hairline was no more than an isolated island surrounded by a sea of bald skin.
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Norwood stage 5V
The two areas of hair loss are larger than in stage 4. They are still separated, but the band of hair between them is narrower and sparser. There is significant hair loss on the top of the scalp (the vertex).