A member asked:

Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

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Dr. Michael Fisher answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Pregnancy can trigger acne or make existing adult acne worse. (on the other hand, some women with acne-prone skin report a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy, so you never know.) higher levels of hormones called androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy breakouts because they can prompt the sebaceous glands in your skin to get bigger and boost production of an oily substance.

Answered Oct 4, 2016


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know.

Answered Jan 12, 2016



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