Had my son 11/15/12. Got the Nexplanon put in on 12/27/12. My hair has started falling out in the beginning of March, and has not stopped since. Freaking out. I have lost about 1/3 of the hair on my head. It isn't very noticeable, but my hair definitely thinner. Is anyone having/had this experience?
Hair loss from Nexplanon?
- 11 Apr 2013 by yajmme
- 5 March 2021
A woman's hair follicles do not shed as fast when she is pregnant and then on average about three to four months after giving birth, she will shed those hairs. It is from the pregnancy not the Nexplanon. It is from the hormone changes.
Did you take the nexplanon out and did it help
My is falling out really fast! I want to get this removed ASAP! How long does the medicine stay in your body after nexplanon is removed?
I got the nexplanon in April of 2016 and I have been experiencing hair loss also. I need to know what will make my hair back thicker. Never and this problem until the birth control. My son is only 18 months. Help!!!
I have experienced hair loss and hair thinning ALOT when i first got it put in, it is not very noticeable because my hair is thick, but around the edges and middle i can absolutely feel the thinness. Now it is not as bad and i have had it in for almost 2 years, my doctor claims this is not a side effect but i believe there is no other explanation
I have lost a lot of hair since I have gotten this. I had it taken out after having it in for 7 months. Have had it out now for 5 months and I am still losing my hair. Lost the weight I gained but I haven't stopped losing my hair. I wish hope and pray I could. It's bad... really bad.
Yes and it's making me nervous
I got nexplanon May 2016. Last time I have proof of curly hair was June 2016 (due to pics I have of my hair). Therefore I am assuming my hair changing from curly to thin wavy happened around 3-6 months after my Nexplanon insertion. Not only is my hair thinner but it is no longer curly!!! I have proof I had curly hair since I was born with it and I have hundreds of pictures. It is now just a memory... I mean what else could it be? I really believe it is due to Nexplanon. I miss my curly big hair! Now it wavy... thin... and flat. Hoping when I take it out hair will go back to normal. It has been a year and a half now.
Nexplanon took my hair out severely!!! It does cause hair loss. My hair has patches and bald spots. I've never lost so much hair. I'm mad because it's not listed as a side effect. But it should be. Working in getting it out immediatel
I’ve had Nexplanon in since Jan 2017. In May 2018 I’ve started to see large patches of bald spots through my hair. I’ve had 12 kids and I can say normal hair loss post pregnancy is not as drastic as I’m seeing. Which I believe is being caused by the Nexplanon. It is the only difference from my last pregnancy and all other pregnancies.
I had my son nearly two years ago i got the nexplanon few months after having my son . my hair has been suffering there’s literally a few strands left. I had the thickest hair possible and now it seems like s few threads over my scalp. Is there something I can’t take alongside the implant that help to o over come the side effect
I started Nexplanon after having my baby in January 2018, so i had the implant inserted March 29, 2018. I always had beautiful full hair I noticed some hair loss after the implant and figured it was maybe just the extra hair that grew during pregnancy and now it was just falling out or shedding like normal. Days later, in the shower, my hair started to just come out too much as i washed it. When I combed it wet, strands and strands would come out so now I became nervous. I had a full panel of blood work done to see if maybe the hormones were too strong or if something else was wrong with me, which I knew was not the case since I was super healthy during my whole pregnancy, but I ran the blood work regardless to just rule out any other possibilities as to why my hair was just falling out at every touch. Low and behold, my blood came back clean..nothing wrong with my thyroid, all was perfect.
Now my hair started coming out faster and faster and more and more. I called my doctor a couple days ago and now waiting to remove it as I have lost about half of my hair now. They made such a big deal iver the bleeding as a side effect, of which I have not experienced and did not even get my period in May..the hair loss has been my major side effect and has traumatized me. I only hope my hair lost will grow back
This also happened to me! I lost about 1/3 of my hair about 3 months after starting nexaplon. It seriously altered my life for the longest time. I would lose big clumps of my hair in the shower and whenever I brushed my hair. I started getting thinned spots of hair on the sides of my head & I became very self conscious about them. I was so afraid of losing my hair that I stopped running (scared to put my hair in a ponytail) & used wayyyy more dry shampoo bc wetting my hair was such a horrible process for me. Clumps of hair would even fall out every time I ran my fingers through my hair. I tried everything to reduce the hair loss when it started, using diff shampoos, hair care, diets & medications. I was even put on a depressant pill by my doctor who thought the shedding was due to severe stress, although I was generally a very care free person.
It took me about 5 months to realize that the nexaplon may have caused the hair loss & when I got it removed the shedding finally stopped about 2 months later. Today, it has been about 6 months since I got it removed, & my hair no longer falls out & you can see where my hair is now finally growing back!! REMOVE IT ASAP!!! Also... when I got it removed, I went to a planned parenthood & the physician there said she had seen several other women with similar issues of hair loss & that it was not all that rare of a side affect!
YES NEXPLANON DOES TAKE YOUR HAIR OUT!! I had mine put in, in 2014 or 15 and the first time or the second time it didn't bother my hair BUT NOW it is coming out strand by strand! Its gross when there is are strands of hair on your shirt every day or night when you wake up! The only reason I got it is because I'm too old to take the pill or get DEPO... SO THEY SAY. I'm gonna see about getting this mess out of my arm and get my tubes tied, since I hadn't went through menopause yet! My children are grown anyway and we're not trying to have anymore kids.
I had the implant in may 2018. I experienced a lot of shedding but took it as postpartum shedding. But after a year and hair still falling off, I had it removed in July, 2019. I literally cried at the salon yesterday when I saw my shed hair on the floor. One the the worst decisions I could ever make was to get the nexplanon. I now have to cover my hair with wigs till my hair bounces back.
- Nexplanon Information for Consumers
- Nexplanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nexplanon (detailed)
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