Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause body hair getting darker?

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair getting darker on progestogen-only / Mini pill

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None or not sure

87%

A bit

7%

Quite a bit

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A great deal

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1%

Out of the 1236 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 0 people (0%) reported body hair getting darker.

Reviewers that reported body hair getting darker as a side effect

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I started this pill after being advised to come off the COCP. It gave me severe cystic acne on my body and face which caused pain and low self-confidence, it also caused very frequent UTI's (which I never had before taking this pill) and issues with the skin of my vulva (burning/dryness/pain) which even consultants could not diagnose or treat. I ended up coming off this pill and going back onto the COCP and all my symptoms went away.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Jan 24

  •  Still using

I have had no good experience with this pill. I have. Period every 1 to 2 weeks extremely heavy and clot filled, causing me to not be able to go about normal everyday life. I cant plan for anything. I am losing milk as I'm breastfeeding. Overall this medicine has made my overall quality of life horrible. I'm always weak nauseous bloated in the bathroom as this pill is causing a period more so often than less. I have had 27 period in the past year. Please help


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Oct 23

  •  Still using

kept periods at a normal level, just sometimes more frequently. extremely helped cramps, as i suffered very badly with them before. increased sex drive, and has not had much of an effect on my mood. i do have acne but i had acne before, and i can sometimes get rid of it.


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

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52% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

45% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

39% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible progestogen-only / Mini pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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