Acne, Hair loss after I stopped Diane 35

Patient

Q: Hi, I've recently stopped taking Diane 35 after almost 10 years of using it, I started getting severe headaches and decided it was time to stop. I was originally on it for my acne, which has now come back since stopping the pill. I've also noticed that my hair has been shedding alot more than usual, with a lot more than normal falling out when I brush my hair. I had a look on the internet and saw there was a possible link between acne and hair loss due to DHT or androgens. I'd like to see what options are out there for me without having to go back on the pill..I read that saw palmetto is a good DHT blocker, is this available in pill form? And is there a blood test that can be done to see whether I indeed have too much DHT or ANDROGENS? Thanks!

Doctor

A:   Yes, you may take a blood test to check the level of DHT or andrgens in your body. Consultation with a dermatologist may help you choose from the available treatment options for hair loss. However if you would like to choose from the available herbal remedies like saw palmetto, for the treatment of your hair loss and other symptoms, you may consult a herbalist for more details into the product and accurate treatment.


 

Related Q&A

Q: I have a zit like feature on the side of my penis, I squeezed it an white stuff came out an blood but didn't hurt, sh...

Q: I Got A lot Of Red Bumps And Like One Popped And Now It's Like A Dent And A lot Of Red Spots On My Chest.

Q: Hello, I am having issues with my lymph nodes. Two specifically have been enlarged for a month- the first one on the ...

Q: I have a eczema on my hands that recently appeared and used to itch me but the doctor gave me a cream for it. Now rec...

Q: I applied elocom cream to my irritated spots on my face, and now i've seen that it has bleached/lightened the areas i...

MOST DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews