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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Acne: Nobody is completely sure what causes acne. Experts believe the primary cause is a rise in androgen levels - androgen is a type of hormone. Androgen l ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Often, acne largely: resolves for some people - but not for all. Evaluation by a dermatologist may provide more insights. Take care.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Possible: Sertoli-leydig cell tumors and germ cell tumors may rarely produce elevated circulating levels of androgen. One sign of that happening is acne.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Depends on tests: Which tests should be done for hormonal imbalance? For example, it is important to test for free testosterone and not just for total testosterone beca ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
As for other acne: Excess androgens in a woman, and extra cortisol in a man, can both produce acne. While you're being worked up and treated, topical benzoyl peroxide 5% ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: I see you are a female in your 20's. If a treatable cause of your hormonal imbalance cannot be identified or treated, then manage as any other acne. T ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
The other way around: Chin acne does not cause a hormonal imbalance, but a hormonal imbalance may cause chin acne or other locations of acne. One's primary care doctor can ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Gugulipid: Gugulipid is one herb with documented literature in the indian journal of dermatology to help acne. It does not work on the hormones. It's effect is o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Birth control pills: If the acne is caused by hormone imbalance, the first thing to do is make sure there are no hormonal issues such as thyroid problems that need to be c ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GYN testing: and evaluation of hormonal levels including female and thyroid hormones, a pelvic ultrasound and blood sugar/HgA1c levels. BC pills of varying strengt ... Read More
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