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Endometriosis, Marina coil and hair loss?!!!

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Hi can anyone help me. I’ve had the marina coil in now for just over 2 months and I’m finding I’m losing a lot of hair, has this happened to anyone else? Or would anyone know why this would be happening?

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Hulaloops profile image

I have had this too!! It does slow down after time but I'm a year in and definitely notice it still, albeit at a much slower rate.

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Fairytale21 in reply to Hulaloops

Oh really, hopefully mine slows down aswell but the last thing I want right now is to be bald on top of everything else. But thankyou

Afrohair profile image

It’s hormones the Mirena has something called testorone in it which is a male hormone which shrinks the hair follicles causing a type of male pattern baldness not to scare you but it’s common it Dosent mean you will go bald but it’s down to each individual if it stops or not when I was on the injection I had it for 3 months it never stopped my head itched and I could feel it falling out I stopped the injection because of the thought of becoming bald I read up on every hormones going and all of them can cause hair loss I wish people would discuss side effects I absolutely hated it saying this it was the second time in years I had it the first time I had no symptoms but a lot younger then I find my hair drops out more the older I get

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Fairytale21 in reply to Afrohair

Yeah I’m been on a few different contraceptive hormones and never has this happened it’s only been from I got the coil, I’m only 21 and I’m not ready to be bald but thankyou for letting me know

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Afrohair in reply to Fairytale21

Hopefully it will stop but I couldn’t handle it anymore and stopped the injection then my hair grew back hair grows in 3 month spurts so whatever you did 3 months ago affects your hair today

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