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can an endocrinologist help with acne

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What have you tried?: If the "big guns" including systemic antibiotics, spironolacton, and Isotretinoin failed, you probably do not have acne but one of its mimics. A visit ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Both: Start with gyn/endo to get cycle under control and at same time or after a bit derm to finish off acne.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hormonal acne: Yes, see a gynecological endocrinologist to rule out polycystic ovaries
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Frustrating issue: Although some consider acne a teenage issue some by their genetic nature will deal with it into their 30's and beyond whatever their gender. Hormonal ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Primary care: This suggests polycystic ovarian syndrome which is characterized by irregular periods, excess hair growth and acne. Basic lab tests and an ultrasound ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galen Harnden
Specializes in Pediatrics
Dermatologist: I would see a dermatologist. There are many treatments for acne, but for more severe cystic acne, a specialist is needed since the treatment is more i ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
If : If you have normal periods i would not be concerned about hormonal imbalance. However if your periods are irregular then you could be dealing with thi ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrillo
Specializes in Medicina Ocupacional
Better outcome: An endocrinologist is a doctor specialized on hormonal disturbances in human body. In my opinion, according to your symptoms and diagnosis, it is the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See endo: You more than likely have PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome - also known as metabolic syndrome - and if you are overweight - weight loss is the treat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Mo ... Read More
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