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Does Plan B one step cause hair fall ?

I have a problem with my hair shedding alot for 2 or 3 years now. I went to the dermatologist and the doctor said my hair looks fine and he doesn t see any bald spots. I take Biotin everyday. However, when I take a shower, a lot of hair comes out. Last month my period was late and this month I haven t had it yet. 2 weeks ago I had sex on Thursday and the condom was slipped off. I was worried that I am pregnant , so I went online to search for pregnancy symptom and came across a website saying taking Plan B One step pill will prevent pregnancy if you take it within 72 hours. I had sex on Thursday and took the pill on the late evening Saturday. On that same Saturday, the morning I had my hair dyed. Since then, I notice my hair has been shedding alot. I counted the hair (maybe more than 100 hairs/aday -- taking a shower and ran my hand through my hair). I notice everytime I ran my hand through my hair, 3 or 4 strands came out. Imagined if I run my hand through my hair 10 times, totaled 40 hairs would come out. I am scared now. My question is: do you think Plan B One step can cause hair loss? How long does the pill wear off?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Apr 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear user.,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
Plan B One-Step..... consists of just one oral pill (levonorgestrel tablet, 1.5 mg).
It will effective more...! within 72 hrs.., even upto 4 days also effective..,but less
chances....Side effects are “Heavier menstrual bleeding (30.9%)
Nausea (13.7%)
Lower abdominal pain (13.3%)
Fatigue (13.3%)
Headache (10.3%)
Dizziness (9.6%)
Breast tenderness (8.2%)
Delay of menses (more than 7 days) (4.5%If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain 3 to 5 weeks after taking Plan B One-Step...
But there is no hair loss noted in the using of Plan B far....!
Your Hair loss might be due to other cause..ok.
Hence use...Tab Boitin 10 mg for 30 days..along with application of..,
Minoxidil 5% and Aminexil 5% lotion...ok...good luck.,
Answered: Wed, 18 Jan 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
it can cause hair loss,but not as soon as you take,
at least one month after taking pill hair fall start.
so,continue biotin,you can start minoxidil 2%.
Answered: Sat, 9 Apr 2011
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