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  • 1 hour ago

    Extreme hair shedding on Sprintec (BC pill) but afraid to go off because more shedding

    I have been on some form of birth control pill for a very long time (20 years minus pregnancies). I changed from a high androgen pill (Lo loestrin FE) that I had been on for about 5 years to a low androgen pill (Sprintec). I changed because it turns out that high androgen pills can lead to hair thinning and loss and thinning hair does run in the family. I have been on this new pill since June 2018. My hair started shedding in extreme by October. It is now 6 months later and it is still shedding.....
  • 2 hours ago

    Massive hair shedding after stopping birth control

    Mid May I was able to stop taking my birth control pills after my Husband was given the clear following his vasectomy. I was on different generic versions of tri pills (tri sprintec, tri previfem) for about 10 years with no health issues. Currently My periods are normal and I have had every one when I was supposed to. They last a few days, not heavy, mild cramping. About a week after my cycles I experience some cramping which I think is ovulation? Overall I would be considered healthy. 5'4"....
  • 23 hours ago

    At 21 i had malignant cells diagnosed via pap smear

    At 21 i had malignant cells diagnosed via pap smear but they were removed via lazer treatment, so far whenever I have a pap smear, results are the same every year. Flora/Organisms: doderlein bacilli present and this is every year. Microscopy results: Satisfactory for evaluation but limited due to thick areas within the smear obscuring individual cellular detail. What does this mean?
  • 23 hours ago

    why do I always bruise?I bruise as if i hit a corner of a table, its painful too

    Why do I always bruise all over my body, if I had pictures or a way to copy/paste them here, I would, its starting to worry me as im growing older and we don't know what to make of it?I bruise as if i hit a corner of a table, then the bruising last 2 - 5 days, dissapears on its own, then another appears somewhere else. The noted this is also that whenever i press on the bruise its painful too. 2nd opinion please.
  • 23 hours ago

    Hot Flashes at Lunch

    I am 54 I have been thru menopause. I still have hot flashes but not as much as I used to but I have been having an issue of having hot flashes at lunchtime. It does not matter where I am, or what I am eating. When I sit down to have lunch I start to have hot flashes. I stop eating and let them subside and as soon as I start eating again they start... NOTE this is only at Lunch. never while I am eating any other time. What could be causing this particular reaction at this time of day?
  • 1 day ago

    Hair loss after BC

    I stumbled upon all of these posts while researching about the connection between hair loss and birth control. Most of the time, it feels as though I am all alone in this process of the “dread shed” after stopping BC. Reading and then rereading many of these posts has helped me in so many ways! Thank you to everyone for sharing their stories, tricks, knowledge, and encouraging words for all of us who are struggling to get our bodies back on track off of the pill. I personally appreciate it more than....
  • 1 day ago


    What exactly is ovulating? What age do women start ovulating, and can they get pregnant before then?
  • 5 days ago

    No one can figure out whats wrong

    My symptoms Summary When I noticed a change. Getting pushed from one doctor to the other.. Getting worse No diagnosis 5. Its being to affect my life greatly. What will happen now. Symptoms Loss of memory and simple things *Go from knowing all these things, speaking with more than just some intelligence. To Struggling to find work with everything coming out jumbled. When I know what to say but just cant get it out of my mouth. People tell me my intelligence is just fading away like Im child like.....
  • 6 days ago

    Hot flashes

    For the past two weeks every night and sometimes during the day, body just starts to get really hot. Sleep not at all!! Had hysterectomy (partial) in 2014 or 2015 and have had night sweats but the body overheating is new. Are there natural remedies until seen by dr??
  • 6 days ago

    Late Period

    What are the chances I could be pregnant? I'm 38. My last period started 2/8/19. I had protected (well briefly it wasn't) sex 2/16/19. My cycle average is 31 days. And I'm not on the pill. I had extremely light spotting this past Monday and Tuesday but period still hasn't come - like I didn’t even need to use anything. I have taken many pregnancy tests but all are negative. I keep feeling like period is going to start but it hasn't yet. You know, pressure in pelvic area. Usually....