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

168 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
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.

Is it because I have stopped taking birth control pills that my hair is thinning ?

I am 23 I have been on and off birth control pills since the age of 15 I have not been on the pill for about a year now But I have noticed my hair thinning Also my last period was late about 3months I am goin through a shed after that period All blood tests came back normal Do you think I should get back on the pill and will my hair grow back I am 23, I have been on and off birth control pills since the age of 15. I have not been on the pill for about a year now, But I have noticed my hair thinning. Also my last period was late about 3months. I am goin through a shed after that period. All blood tests came back normal. Do you think I should get back on the pill, and will my hair grow back?
Mon, 23 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Topics
General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
please get a medical check up and thyroid function test if it has not been done
birth control pills have no role in hair growth
have regular healthy nourishing high prorein diet and regular exercise

I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
hello,
hair thinning not related to pill.
get a blood test done for anemic status and also other hormonal asaay like thyroid.
and take medication as per your doctors advice.
take lot of green leafy veg,sprouts,proteins etc.
reglar excrecise withyoga helpful to it. take proper sleep and avoid stress.
take care
I find this answer helpful
OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Hello.Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum.
Growth of hairs is not related to taking of contraceptive pills and it is not wise to resume these pills fro growing hairs. For this, Take regular iron supplements and a high protein diet for at least one month along with plenty of green leafy vegetables. Your both the problems will be solved.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be available if you have any further queries.
Regards
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
drrakhitayal@gmail.com


I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...i had fucked a girl before nine days now i want to take good tablets for her to stop the fertilization process in the uterus and away that fluid from her body plz ansr me which tablet is suitable

doctor1 MD

Hi, last month I stopped taking my pill, it had been great for me for 2 years but I heard the hair thinning and falling out on my head could be connected. Since I ve stopped taking it, my underarm and bikini hair have sprouted and thickened and unbelievable amount, I also had an extremely painful and nauseating period. I am not sexually active at the moment but am wondering whether to go back on the pill. What do you suggest? Thanks

doctor1 MD

How do I stop taking Yasmin birth control? I experienced huge hair loss when i stopped. I got scared and started it again and the shedding stopped. I really dont want to keep taking it but i dont want to lose all my hair either. Last time the hair loss lasted about 2 months until i took the pills again. Ive been taking it for about 5 years.Would it be helpful if I stopped gradually? like skip a pill after every 2?

Recent questions on  Hormonal contraceptive

doctor1 MD

hi, i was on pill for the last two months but i didnt take my pills for about a week during a holiday. i think im having period now which im not sure since the last period i had was two weeks ago. the thing is i had unprotected sex with my man since we assumed its only period. is there any possibility that i would get pregnant? im starting to worry if we just made a mistake on this.

doctor1 MD

Hi, from this years january i was having my periods in an 13 to 16 days gap, where as i used to have it in 28 days gap. Last month i had unprotected sex on the 4th day of my periods. A week later i had sex again but this time i took an emergency contraceptive pill. Bt still i'm not having my periods till now where 16 days is already over. Am i pregnent?

doctor1 MD

I'm definitely not sexually active, but yesterday I found this purplish brownish discharge in my underwear. I'm supposed to start my period in about a week and am on birth control for my migraines. I put a tampon in and took it out later to see if I could figure out if it was blood or whatever it was. But it didn't smell right or look right. When I put it in the toilet it filled up with water and definitely showed that it was, in fact, a purple. Could you tell me what it possibly is? Maybe a side effect of the sronyx(the birth control I'm using)? I'm going off of that soon because of other side effects, so is that a possibility?

doctor1 MD

I've been having dark brown discharge about a week before my period. I am on birth control, I take the pills. Sometimes I take it a couple hours later than I should and I sex with my boyfriend. I had sex with my boyfriend when I was supposed to start my period in May but it never came because I spotted in the middle and had switched birth controls. I then had sex with him again but when I was on the pill on the 15th and he did NOT cum inside of me. Could I be pregnant?

doctor1 MD

I'm on the pill and I got up to the stage where I should take the sugar pills. However after two days my period still hadn't come and I was going to my boyfriend's so instead I started taking the hormone pills again. Long story short we had...

doctor1 MD

Hi I am 22 years old, From XXXXXXX XXXXXXX and I want a non hormonal oral contraceptive pill with what brand or medicine should I go for.? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

I am having an issue with vaginal dryness . I am on the pill Apri and just switched back to loloestrin fe. I know birth control can cause this but what can I switch to to fix this? I was considering XXXXXXX iud but I have read dryness as a side...