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Can The Birth Control Shot Be Making Me Lose My Hair
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
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. 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 (or androgenic) 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 first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
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
Is hair loss from birth control reversible? My hair isn't shedding, but is finer and thinner. Will it grow back? I am 18
Will seasonale birth control cause hair loss?Ive had alopecia and def don't need hair to come out more?Not on any bc now.
Birth control: Check your thyroid to see if you are hypothyroid ...Read more
Sorry: BasicallyNone: The underlying genetic & physiologic factors controlling both rates of hair growth & especially end of individual hair follicle growth cycle remain largely unknown; the reason there are no very effective agents on the market. Minoxidil 2-5% topical, which dilates skin capillaries, has the best track record, but still vary variable; for overview, see: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/805516_4 ...Read more
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
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