U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Canada
A 24-year-old female asked:

any other treatment for correcting irregular menses (late) plus acne other than bc pills. dont tellme accutane as its only for acne not for menses?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Spironolactone: Some women produce more androgen hormones than needed. Anti-androgens like spironolactone block androgen receptors in the body, preventing cells from absorbing androgen hormones. Simply, spironolactone limits hormonal fluctuations that can contribute to acne breakouts. Hormones, specifically androgens, have been linked to the development of acne.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 44-year-old member asked:

Are birth control pills the same as hormone replacement therapy?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
No: Birth control pills and HRT contain different types of Estrogens and progesterones and different dosages of hormones. They have been developed to meet different needs for women at different stages of their lives and thus have different risks, benefits, and side effects.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Does using over-the-counter topical antibiotics (such as walgreens triple antibiotic ointment or neosporin) reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: No theses are topical treatments and should not have any effect on birth control pills.
OK
A 39-year-old member asked:

I get persistent cysts on my left ovary. Birth control pills give me migraines & i'm concerned about depo.Can they just remove that ovary?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Ovarian Cysts: Treatment depends on the type of cysts one has. For example women may have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes many cysts in the ovaries and other complications. The treatment of this would be different from other types of cysts. It is necessary to have a complete physical and evaluation to determine the cause of the cysts and then treatment can follow.
CA
A 22-year-old member asked:

What is the best birth control for 22 yr old who reacted badly to yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: Again there are so many variables that go into a decision process to decide what is "best". You really have to work that out with a doctor who knows all your habits, or medical history and your lifestyle. Maybe a non-hormal barrier method would be better for you (there are at least 4 different kinds) maybe you would be best served with a non-hormonal iud? Maybe you abhor those options. Ask ur dr.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Pain in stomach and sometimes back.. Missed period tired and natious please help?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
See Doctor: You are describing what could be many things, but the first things that come to mind are the following: possible pregnancy, urinary infection, pelvic infection, kidney stone, or other. More questions for you: any fever, any pain with urination, any history of kidney stones, are you sexually active, any history of pelvic inflammatory disorder?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Aug 15, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.