Does the combined pill cause body hair increase?

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair increase on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

88%

A bit

6%

Quite a bit

4%

A lot

1%

A great deal

1%

Out of the 2362 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported body hair increase.

Reviewers that reported body hair increase as a side effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

I don't like being menopause at 20's

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Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
16 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

Used for 9 months and at the start I really liked it kept my periods regular but I did notice they became longer. They lasted around 8 days long and became more heavy. Went on this pill to help with the heaviness and the pain but it didn’t help either. In the last 3 months of taking it I began getting random sharp pains that weren’t like cramps they were right at the enterence of the vagina and they became more and more regular to the point it was multiple times a day.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Mar 24

  •  Still using

Weirdly my worst side effects were during the week I went off this - dizziness, nausea, headaches. I was advised I could stay on it without a break, but after three months I had heavy breakthrough bleeding (not just spotting), so took a week off and felt dreadful. While on the pill I had more acne as well, which cleared up a bit during my week off. Needless to say this hasn’t been the right pill for me.


Top side effects not reported

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Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

54% of the combined pill reviewers reported tender breasts

49% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

45% of the combined pill reviewers reported period like cramps

40% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible the combined pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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