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off the pill and have a great amount of hair loss again

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Hello. I was on birth control for about 10 years, taking generics of Ortho Tri-Cyclen, most recently, Tri-Previfem. I went off the pill this past October... and over the past few weeks I've noticed a great amount of hair loss. It's mostly after I shower and as I'm styling my hair, but it's a lot of hair. A few years back I went through the same thing when I briefly stopped birth control. I ended up going back on it for this exact reason, too much hair loss. I asked my doctor about his before I went off the pill, and he suggested taking a multi vitamin. I've been doing that since September, along with taking extra Biotin. Obviously, it's not working. What can I do?

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replied January 18th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A30528
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The hormones also play a role in your other body functions. If the hairloss has been triggered after stopping with birth control use, then before re-starting with the birth control, you should consider taking complete hormonal analysis done to see if there are underlying hormonal derangements. Discuss your symptoms with your gynecologist, or consider taking opinion from a dermatologist. Proceed with further management as instructed.
Take care.

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