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nuvaring help acne

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
22 years experience in Family Medicine
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Nuvaring: In some women wearing the nuvaring has helped their acne, but in other women it has caused acne.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience in Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist the sooner you can. Let them examine you and treat you.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
Definitely: There are several oral birth control pills that have been proven to be very effective for acne. Ortho-tryclen is one of the best for this, and is now ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Regulating hormones: can help some women with acne.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes, some do: Please look up the name of the drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably: If you still have acne with the contraceptive the cream will probably help. Each person is different. Also if you have been on that particular pill fo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Birth control pills help lower the amount of circulating male hormones called androgens. Decreasing the amount of androgen can help improve acne espec ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Since hormones play a role in the development of acne, regulating these hormone fluctuations with birth control pills can help treat acne. This is pa ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Often times they can: You need a work up of the acne, at your age you should usually not be having that problem, more common in younger pts, you need blood work to check te ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weiguo Li
Dr. Weiguo Li answered
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: Birth control pill is one of the treatment for acne. If you need bcp anyway, it is worth a try.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple ways: Research shows that these pills can clear acne by slowing down overactive oil glands in the skin. Sometimes, bc pills are used along with a drug calle ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
YES YES YES: Over time, this is a very effective way to clear acne, control heavy cycles, prevent ovulation or cyst pain, eliminate PMS (or PMDD), even decrease ri ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The oral contraceptive pill, if it's right for a lady, often clears her. Remember that acne's a chronic disease that eventually self-cures and needs t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Generally low estrogen bcp's are helpful for acne.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most with estrogen: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Good choice: If this medicine is right for you otherwise, it is a very good choice for a trial for acne control. Results with all oral contraceptive pills are vari ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: If you find one that is right for you, it may completely clearly you.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience in Dermatology
Hypersteatosis: Hypersteatosis is a very, very common problem and if it's just facial hypersteatosis you may get some results of taking the birth control pill. But yo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Trial and error: There is no one best bcp for acne. It used to once be considered orthotricycline and it was recommended for this purpose but many other bcp's have thi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Benzoyl Peroxide: Your present therapy is not very effective. Benz-peroxide 2-1half or 5% can be used in addition or instead, costing about $5 otc. If you call it "pro- ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
try this first: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nurit Winkler
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends: There could me many reasons for mood instability during the peri menopause. Overall any product that contains estrogen such as bcp can alleviate some ... Read More
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