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27 year old woman. 120lbs. No existing conditions. Had a

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27 year old woman. 120lbs. No existing conditions. Had a baby 11 months ago. No complications with the pregnancy. Third pregnancy. Currently on the Depo shot for birth control, have been on it since after birth. I've had hair loss since birth that doesn't seem to have slowed. I have night sweats and seem to be sweating more than usual throughout the day as well. Acne breakouts, unusual for me. Slowed appetite.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Manos, M.D., board certified ObGyn. The depo is shutting your ovaries down so that the shot hormone is metabolized to mild male hormones. You may contact your doctor to possibly add some oral estrogen replacement. If you took some 3 weeks on one week off it might help.