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Birth Control Making Me Get Zits And Lose My Hair
BCP pills and acne: Birth control pills, oral contraceptives, are hormone pills that block the release of an egg, ovum, from a woman's ovary, and thus prevent pregnancy.They have an effect on every aspect of the woman's body that is affected by hormones, like acne, oiliness, perspiration, moods, and hair growth.Some bcps help acne, by having a strong female hormone effect, while others hurt , a male hormone effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
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What can u do to reverse my acne and hair loss from elevated dheas? Been taking deacdron for 4 mo & just started birth control.
? PCOS: Have you been evaluated for pcos?. This is the most common cause of the symptoms you describe and may be treatable with birth control pills and a testosterone blocker. It is a good idea to have a full evaluation by a reproductive or medical endocrinologist before starting treatment. ...Read more
I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?
BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding protein in the blood. In some of the older blood tests, this altered some of the values, but if a TSH or FT4 is measured, there is no problem with interpretation of lab values. ...Read more
If a hypothyroid woman is on birth control pills alone(no levothyroxine), would it improve some of her symptoms like acne or hair loss?
Odd question: If she has low thyroid she will clearly benefit from thyroid therapy. Why not??? The specific type of birth control is significant. Some hormones reduce acne and improve hair problems. Some hormones (androgenic progesterones) aggravate acne and cause loss of scalp hair. All 3 of your meds reduce acne and reduce loss of scalp hair. For polycystic ovary, weight loss and perhaps metformin are useful. ...Read more
Possible: Any time there is a significant change in hormone levels, like starting the shot for birth control (or getting pregnant, or after delivery, or starting or stopping birth control pills, etc) the normal cycle of hair growth and replacement can be affected. The most common change noted is an increase in hair loss - it should be a transient change. Within a few months the hair loss should stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
But...: Medical therapy to prevent new hair growth will not eliminate hair that is already present. Depending on the color and thickness of the hair these can be removed using lasers or electrolysis. There is also a prescription cream called vaniqa that can slow the rate of hair growth but does not actually remove it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a complete hysterectomy about 6 years ago can I take birth control pills for facial hair and acne?
Someone suggested i try a mild form a birth control to fix my acne, skin, hair, and heavy periods. Does birth control help? What should I try?
Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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