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Hair Loss Birth Control
Is hair loss from birth control reversible? My hair isn't shedding, but is finer and thinner. Will it grow back? I am 18
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
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? I've 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
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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
What kind of birth control is the most "mild" such as no breast size increase, weight gain, hair loss, etc?
Pills?: The lowest dose pills have the fewest side-effects in general but side-effects vary from woman to woman and decreasing one side-effect can increase another such as break thru bleeding or skipped periods. ...Read more
Trial and error: There is no one "best" pill for ANY condition, although the pill manufacturers may try to make you believe there is. You need to work with a doctor who can go through the process with you. Good wishes. ...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
The only reason I am on birth control pill is due to pcos related hair loss, will adding saw palmetto help hair loss or will it counter birth control.
Saw palmetto: There is no evidence that it will help your hair, but evidence that it may interfere with your birth control. Are you on Metformin for the real problem with PCOS and testosterone? That being insulin resistance. If not suggest it to your physician or see an endocrinologist. Your best bet would be to see a dermatologist for help with your hair loss. ...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
Could ending birth control cause hair loss, headaches, breast tenderness, loss of weight (9lbs), and loss of two breast cup sizes, 10 months after?
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?
After effects of other birth controls can include things like hair loss and infertility. Should I just get off it completely?
I took the injection...3 month contraception. Instead of birth control pill. Could losing hair be a side effect?
Yes: Yes, but it is not a permanent loss. Each hair goes through a growth phase, a "resting" phase, and then falls out to start the cycle over again. Conditions like pregnancy and use of hormones synchronize much of your hair so that although they will all fall out at the same time they will then start growing back. ...Read more
I quit birth control a few months ago and my hair has been coming out. I have one bald spot in my head. I think my hormones are out of whack. What should?
I just gave birth to my daughter 4mths ago. And I've noticed in the past month alot of hair loss. Is this normal and how can I stop it. I'm only 31 : (?
After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?
What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. Will the hair loss be serious?
Mostly no: There is postpartum alopecia (telogen effluvium), lasting 4-6 weeks. Hair will spontaneously return after that time. ...Read more
I gave birth 4 months ago and I know hair loss is normal, but I fear I may be going bald! Is it normal to lose so much? Could it be something else?
Not normal: Post-partum under active thyroid needs to be tested for. ...Read more
After the birth of my son I have had severe hair loss, I have started eating necessary hair foods but the thickness and growth isn't back, how can I gain back?
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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