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Nuvaring help acne

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Nuvaring and weight: A number of women have reported weight gain when they START Nuvaring, so women who stop it may find it is easier to lose weight. Although you may be ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
May need change: If you get acne from a hormonal form of birth control it is not likely to get better as you keep using it. You may need to see your doctor for a diffe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Nuvaring: In some women wearing the nuvaring has helped their acne, but in other women it has caused acne.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
No.: Nuvaring is not intended to be used as an acne treatment, and is not approved for that use. It can, as a side effect, make acne better, or worse. I've... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: If you have pcos and irregular cycles, the NuvaRing will help with this. Also, just as with any combination birth control pill containing estrogen an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Peterson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
PCOS more likely : Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a more likely cause of the hair loss and acne since this condition causes hormonal imbalances favoring more androgens w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Acne Vulgaris: A very common condition that affects at least 80% of the population , at some point. Treatment can be topical or oral (if more severe) by a Dermatolog... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Quite a few options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See Dermatologist: There are several treatment options, in step-wise therapy. The most successful medication for this is accutane, but requires strict oversight.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Expect it: Most teens will get some acne. It's unrelated to hygiene, touching, lifestyle, diet, sexuality, or much else. It can be managed but not cured until it... Read More

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