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While all-over shedding can be relatively common with age, losing hair in tiny patches is not. It can be caused by many things, some quite serious: an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata, thyroid dysfunction and even STDs. If you notice your bald scalp peeking through your hair in circular patches, Krant suggests talking to your doctor, who can help you figure out what's going on.