Why is my hair thin and falling out?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2009
Why is my hair thin and falling out?
Tue, 07-20-2010 - 11:32pm

My blood work seems to be fine as of March like every year.  I did stop the pill in June.  Nothing new has been going on-- eating and exercising on a regular basis.  kids are home for the summer.  

I might have to get a wig or have hair extensions put in..  I am worried but have done some research. I think it might be because I stopped using the pill.

Has anyone had this happen to them???



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2009
Wed, 07-21-2010 - 12:57am
Hi Suzy, and welcome to the Women's Health board!

The first thing I think of when I hear of a woman's hair falling out is hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. It is a relatively common condition in women, and hair loss is a frequent symptom. Do you know if your thyroid function has been tested?

Of course, that is just one possible cause. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your doctor to discuss the problem. Best of luck to you!