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I took a Plan- on January 12. All of March and April I have

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I took a Plan-B on January 12. All of March and April I have noticed much more hair shedding/loss than normal for me. From what I can tell, hair loss (telogen effluvium?) is a side effect of Plan-B, but isn't common.
Also, for two weeks in March I was severely stressed out, and my period was three days late, but otherwise normal. I am taking biotin and Femdiol which I get from The Medicine Man for hormone regulation. I've taken Femdiol before and it never caused any hair loss, and I started taking it again after the hair loss began.
Is this hair loss normal, and will it stop within a month or two?
And will it grow back?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Yes I think that you have telogen effluvium.

This usually does settle in a few months' time and your the lost hair usually does grow back.

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