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    hi everyone,
    • i have been taking microgynon 30 for about 9 months now and i have started to notice dark hair all over my face and neck. before taking the pill i didint have much facial hair but now i have noticed hair on my chin and front of my neck. its kind of thick and even my husband has noticed. has anyone else had this problem after taking the pill? please help me i have no clue whats going on and i would really like any advice.
    • thank you

  • Hi. This hasn't happened to me before but I know people that have gained facial hair due to taking BC. Whatever you do do not remove the hair. Don't wax, shave or pluck it, just leave it. If you remove it, you will probably have it forever and have to continue removing it. My aunty was told to leave it but she plucked it and now 20 years later she has a lot of facial which she has to have waxed every 2 weeks. If you leave it, it'll most likely go away by itself when you stop taking BC, it might even go away while you're still taking it.
    Or if you're really unhappy about it, maybe you could ask your doctor for a different pill.

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    • hi chanelle i know you posted this a while ago but im going through the same thing at the mo caused by the same pill although its not just my face, please could you let me know how it turned out, did the hair go back to normal? im desperate for some advice as you proberly know it knocks your confidence big style!

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      • Originally posted by chanelle View Post
        hi everyone,
        • i have been taking microgynon 30 for about 9 months now and i have started to notice dark hair all over my face and neck. before taking the pill i didint have much facial hair but now i have noticed hair on my chin and front of my neck. its kind of thick and even my husband has noticed. has anyone else had this problem after taking the pill? please help me i have no clue whats going on and i would really like any advice.
        • thank you
        Chanelle,
        This post has been awhile, but I was searching for some link between my daughter's bc and facial hair. We have been dealing with this for a few years since before she graduated from high school. Her face is really messed up now, and I don't know what to do. We have tried everything even electroloysis at $50 and hour. I feel so bad for my baby because she has a beard and is self conscious of it, and rightly so. We have not tried laser yet, because I can't afford it, and nothing has worked so far. She was taking ortho tri cyclen lo. If anyone has any suggestions I am open.
        Thanks!

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        • Perhaps the best solution to this is to quit taking the pill that is causing it?

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