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A 24-year-old female asked:

is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hormonal Acne: Spironolactone is used to treat many different disorders, from high blood pressure to fluid retention. Although the U.S. Food and drug administration doesn't recognize spironolactone as an acne treatment, it is often prescribed off-label to treat hormonally influenced breakout in women. It is only effective against acne caused by hormonal fluctuations.
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
See derm: There are definitely treatments for acne other than birth control pills. A dermatologist has the best and latest information on treatment for acne. Birth control doesn't work for everyone as far as preventing acne. Don't live with it, as there are successful treatments if it's truly bothering you!

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can doctors prescribe birth control pills for women with primary amenorrhea?

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Maybe: Whether or not your doctor will want to prescribe birth control pills for you depends on the cause of your primary amenorrhea. You should see a doctor to determine whether you are not having periods because of hormones, anatomy, or another cause. This will guide treatment of your amenorrhea and help determine your best contraceptive options.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

2 days late for my period, used condom with pull out method, could I be pregnant?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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You might be: Condoms are not very effective by themselves because there is leakage around the base or they may leak. The pull out method is also very unreliable. We call people who count on the pull out method 'parents'. Check a pregnancy test in a few days. Check again 3-4 days after that as well to be sure.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

2 days late for my period, we used a condom and he pulled out while still wearing it before ejaculating can I be pregnant?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Check a HPT: 2 days-late is common and so it is difficult to tell. You may want to do a home pregnancy test which is easy to do, fast, and quite accurate. If negative, waite 5-7 days and repeat and if still negative, likely it is negative. If positive, congrats and good luck.
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A member asked:

What does a negative pregnancy test look like ? Are both lines dark ? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isnt due for another 2 weeks

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Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: Each test is different. Most tests show two bars as positive. The package will tell you the best time to take a test. Typically mid void first thing in the morning. The closer to the time of expected next period is best.

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