Do birth control pills cause hair thinning?

They can. Some patients do experience hair falling out on the pill. Interestingly, some patients feel that their hair gets fuller and thicker.

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What birth control pills would help with hair loss? I know some can cause it.

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...

I'm thinking about taking birth control pills. Can it lead to hair loss and infertility?

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...

Best birth control pills for pcos. I deal with hair loss & painful ovarian cysts.?

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...