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is there a link between severe acne and pcos

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Zinc is useful: in the treatment of acne in SOME people...you happen to be one of the fortunate responders...There is no connection with the PCOS... Hope this is hel ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Placebo: The zinc had no effect on acne or PCOS. You think it was cause and effect when it was actually the natural course related to other events.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
PCOS. : The hormonal aberrancies inherent in the PCOS diagnosis likely led to the acne.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its possible: See your doctor about treatment options.
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Acne - PCOS: In women, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of hyperandrogenism. This disorder is characterized by menstrual irregularity, hir ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
LH/FSH ratio: Insulin and testosterone levels not to forget ultrasound of the ovaries
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possible: But if you've had it before and it resolved that's a good sign. Have you been able to lose weight or are you taking metformin or an androgen inhibitor ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Sounds significant: With what you are saying regarding the irregular periods , hirsuitism and acne , pcos is a real possiblity and needs further work-up and treatment. Th ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Would NOT recommend finasteride at all for anyone with the possibility of pregnancy - that is not at all a good choice.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
Specializes in
Your GP can help: Check that your OCP contains cyproterone acetate - this specific type of progesterone blocks the effect of male hormone on your skin - a problem with ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
OCPs: OCPs are often prescribed for acne in PCOS. Benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, adaplene, antibiotic ointments are often used as well. Spironolactone can be ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Your physician is your best guide to treatment. If you can take the oral contraceptive pill, this itself may help both your PCOS and your acne. Findin ... Read More

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