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I went to the gyno recently and we decided that Depo would be the most convenient for me. But I read on the papers they gave me that one of the side effects could be hair loss. I did a search, but I couldn't find anything on the topic. I was wondering how often hair loss occurs while on Depo?
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According to ;

Pharmacia-Upjohn, the manufacturer of Depo-provera, reports that between 1 and 5 percent of women who receive the injections experience hair loss or no hair growth. A 1998 study by Cornell University found that among New York City adolescents, 10 percent experienced hair loss while using Depo.

It's not possible to predict whether or not a particular side-effect will affect a particular individual. But apparently if you do experience hair loss, then your hair will grow back when you discontinue the Depo.

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