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I am taking metformin and loloestrin fe for pcos. since starting this brand of bc i have had serious acne near my chin. what else can i try?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Less androgenic pill: Sometimes a birth control pill will increase acne in the beginning but will usually improve it over time. If you have been on this brand for 3 months and still have acne, a pill with a less androgenic Progesterone such as drospirenone, or norgestimate may improve your acne.
Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Different pill: It may be that you need a pill with a little more estrogen. The progestin portion of the pill can have some male hormone effects if not balanced with the estrogen. So either increase estrogen or decrease progesterone.
Last updated Sep 13, 2015


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