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Hair Loss Birth Control
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
Pills: Please don't take any weight loss pills in conjunction with birth control pills. Please go and see a dietitian. I recommend my patients pay good attention to food intake and to exercise. Take a Look online at "NuVal" and see how well your diet measures up against the 100 items on the list. ...Read more
Is hair loss from birth control reversible? My hair isn't shedding, but is finer and thinner. Will it grow back? I am 18
How I know if I have early menopause? Hair loss, no period without birth control, irregular period, i'm 20. What do I do? Gynocologist again?
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
What do you suggest if my eyebrows are really thinning out and I take 'norimin' birth control, do they cause hair loss?
I had the birth control implanon for about 4 months. I noticed severe hair loss. I can't even wear my hair down.. I had it removed about a week ago. What can I do to make my hair stop falling out. I.?
NO: They do not cause either.When you want to get pregnant it may take a few weeks-month after you go off before you do so ...Read more
Do birth control pills have any effect on hair? i.e. haircolor change, hair texture change, hair loss, etc? How about eyebrows?
Birth control: I suspect that happens in a very few patients but ordinarily it has no effect. That does not stop you from seeing a dermatologist to get some advice or perhaps discussing with your hair stylist. ...Read more
I have been on the depo for a year and I am still having side effects, permanent period, hair loss. better affordable option for birth control?
I have been taking Tripashil for three yrs now and am suffering from the hair loss, bloating, pms, turning my cycle it feels like something wants to fall out. My Gynea suggested that I change my birth control but what do I change it to ?
What MD decides: You need to change the Triphasil to whatever the GYN MD recommends based upon your history and previous examinations. A hormonal formulation change in the pill can be very effective. ...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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