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Can Hair Loss Happen Due To Femulen Mini Pill ?

I m 17 and I have been on Femulen tablets for about 9 months now, I have thick hair and a lot of it and it is medium length, therefore my hair does shed alot. However, a few weeks ago, I had a burning pain on my scalp one night, at first it didn t bother me too much, but after a couple of days the burning pain had increased and I went to the doctor, who believed it was excema and gave me some Polytar shampoo to use. I used this and within a week the pain had gone, however my head now itches in the same three/four places where the burning was centralised. Also, in the past week or two, my hair has been shedding alot more, when i brush it or wash it or comb it or untie a large amount of long hairs all falling out, often they have what I d presume to be the root attached to them, as it is a small white piece of dead skin or something? But yes, I m just concerned if this is hair loss or not, and I m unsure as to whether the Femulen pill could be involved with this but I ve read that Birth Control Pills can lead to hair thinning and loss. Thanks!
Tue, 13 Dec 2011
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  User's Response
hi.
The recognised side effects of progesterone only pills do not include hair loss, although it is possible that subtle hormonal changes associated with a change of pill may affect the balance of hair loss and hair growth.
if you have dandrouf use ketoconazole shampoo, apply it twice week
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Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
hi,
welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
side effects of femulen mini pill not include hair loss, although it is possible that hormonal changes associated with a change of pill may affect the balance of hair loss and hair growth.
you have to do blood test for thyroid status. it can cause hair loss
take care
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  User's Response
Hello
take protein and vitamin C riched diet,it helps for healthy hair ..consult physician for better checkup. may be Polytar shampoo does not suit you ... and use proper diet control .
Take care
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi... Mrs.Emity... welcome to HCM..,
....-According to Ur complaint .., Probably..it may 1) Scalp Dermatitis 2) Psoriasis of Scalp 3) Tenia of scalp....,
....Burning pain and white piece of dead tissue ..that too respond to Polytar shampoo...more favour to Scalp Psoriasis...,
Your hairloss are due to using of Femulen tablets ...,not for psoriasis...,
....Treatment side ...best go for..........
1) Noskurf ( Climbazole, piroctone and Aminodermine-Curatio company) shampoo daily night application , next day morning headbath with Ketaconazole shampoo...
2) Tab. ofloxacine 200 mg daily 2 times for 5 days ....to combat the infection of Scalp..,
3) Salicylic acid 3% and Betamethasone combination cream apply 2 hrs after headbath...
4) Lycopene , Biotin 5mg and Vit A tablets daily for 15 days will get very good result o.k.
goodluck
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic by this time you may have already received proper treatment and the condition is well under control
if not ,please consult dermatologist and get any tests advised to reach a proper diagnosis and continue treatment till you are cured
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
your problem may not be related to the medicine ,even then if you suspect it can be due to the medicine you can stop the medicine and take other contraceptives method
please consult physician/dermatologist and get a thorough check up and take treatment as advised

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Can Hair Loss Happen Due To Femulen Mini Pill ?

hi. The recognised side effects of progesterone only pills do not include hair loss, although it is possible that subtle hormonal changes associated with a change of pill may affect the balance of hair loss and hair growth. if you have dandrouf use ketoconazole shampoo, apply it twice week