A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it common to have hair loss, weight gain, or dark spots on skin while taking estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?

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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Can happen: These can happen with all birth control pills, you may switch to a non-hormone method, or at least, a low hormone method (iuds, implants, mini-pills, etc.).
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