Women who lose hair while taking birth
control pills usually have an inherited tendency toward hair thinning. If hair
thinning occurs, a woman can consult her doctor about switching to another
birth control pill or another contraceptive method.
When a woman
stops using oral contraceptives, her hair may begin shedding 2 or 3 months
later. This may continue for 6 months and then it usually stops.
Increased hair shedding often occurs within 1 to 3 months after surgery. The
condition generally reverses itself within a few months.
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March 12, 2014
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