Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

196 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Having hair loss. Is it related to birth control pills?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Tawde

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1980

Answered : 1 Question

Posted on Fri, 29 Nov 2013 in Women's Health
Question: Birth control hair loss I have been taking my BC for a year but this month when i needed to start my pills after my period, i was still bleeding but decided to take it anyway. 2 days after my hair has been falling drastically, 200 strands a day. i am so scared Also what does it mean when i have dark brown blood on my period?
Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Hair loss causes,recommendations below... Detailed Answer: Hi, It is true that hair loss is related to the use of BC pills, however, this effect is commonly noticed with the use of specific BC pills (i.c. hormonal injections, progestin implants, skin patches or/and vaginal ring) and less common among oral pills (as in your case). What is more, it is normal for the hair to fall off daily (up to 100 or 200 /day). However, if you - notice other symptoms like round patches of hair loss or other skin problems - If you have any other health problem (i.e. with heart, arthritis) then, you should talk to a dermatologist for further evaluation and right treatment. Meanwhile, I'd advise to - try not to pull your hair - avoid certain hairstyles - try not to comb hair while wet Hope it answered to your inquiry! If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact me again! Dr.Bardha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  

Recent questions on  Alopecia

doctor1 MD

I have pure autonomic failure. I am 26 years old, female, 170 lbs and 5'10". I have a lot of scalp pain and hair loss. Thyroid has been checked and is normal. what can be done about the hair loss, and could it be part of the autonomic failure? I also have a long QT interval and wonder if it is related to the PAF or if it is separate.

doctor1 MD

i'm 23 year old working man height 5 7" weight 60.... I 'm staying away from my home.... not gettin good quality food.. i'm facing problem of hair loss and hair greying.. is it possible to revert hair loss and hair greying???? should i go for vitamin suppliments???

doctor1 MD

Good Day, I desperately need your help please. I use to have healthy long hair but that changed in the past year when I started loosing a considerable amount of hair...and I mean loads of it. Now my hairline is non-existent and my central hair area has hairless patches due to hair loss. This has been causing me a lot of stress and have no idea what to do! I have consulted a homeopathic doctor and he gave me R89...said I should take 15 drops (in my mouth) 3 time a day before meals...please advise if this is an ideal medicine and which other over the counter supplements, foods & shampoo/moisturizers can I take/use to speed up the hair loss remedy process. I am an African lady, 31y/o, with naturally afro hair (well, the little that s left of it). Also, I have been on low carbs/no sugar & salt diet and have been taking Duromines for the past any of the a catalyst in this hair loss problem? Please help...this problem is starting to affect me badly. Kind Regards, Balding Anonymous

doctor1 MD

Hi,I am losing my hair n I am just 23. 1) When did you start noticing the problems - 1yr back 2) Do you have dandruff or any scalp conditions? They can increase hair loss, prompt treatment helps - itchy scalp but almost cured it. 3) Are you on any medications for any medical conditions? No 4) Are you married? No 5) How much hair do you lose per day? Do you see hair coming into your hand when you try to pluck a bunch? at around 150 6) How is your general health? Ok, Stress! Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Hello Doc, I am having small to medium bald patches on vertex to front elevated side of scalp and few towards back. This is there since pas 5 months, for sometime they dissapear and now i had close cut and they reappeared back, when closely...

doctor1 MD

Sir I am suffering hair fall & severe head loss at middle of head. I consulted skin specialist who prescribed minoxidil solution 2% ;finaster idea 1 mg. But due to mild elevation in SGPT he told to apply minoxidil. I am trying for next baby; is...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doc, I am writing this to my previous interaction with you sometime before. I contacted you with regards to the problem to my hair, I had bald patches all over my head and later you have given me an answer. your last answer "I have reviewed...