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Does the use of emerita progest cream reduce the menstrual cycle? I only use it after ovulation to treat pcos. My acne has reduced.

Does the use of emerita progest cream reduce the menstrual cycle? I only use it after ovulation to treat pcos. My acne has reduced.

Possible: Depending on the concentration, how much you use, and how often, you may see some mild changes in timing and amount of cycle. Most otc Progesterone creams are poorly absorbed and little gets into the blood stream. Read more

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6 days after ovulation cramping a bit and woke up feeling out of it and a little nauseous. A couple pimples which I rarely get too. Possible pregnant?

6 days after ovulation cramping a bit and woke up feeling out of it and a little nauseous. A couple pimples which I rarely get too. Possible pregnant?

Too soon to know: If you had unprotected sex, you may do a home pregnancy test 5-7 days after you miss your period, if you miss your period. If the test result is negative repeat the test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Read more

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Can acne be a sign of ovulating.

Can acne be a sign of ovulating.

It depends: Ovulation is caused by variations in your hormone levels, specifically of estrogen and progesterone. The rise of certain hormones can alter the skin in terms of how much oil is secreted, etc. It is possible that you could get an increase in acne during certain parts of your cycle. Read more

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Acne gets worse around ovulation time. What to do for it?

Acne gets worse around ovulation time. What to do for it?

A few things: A tetracycline antibiotic like minocin, a cream application product such as tazorac, (tazarotene) an exfoliation product, avoid fried foods, cleanse an acne soap to dry oily skin. Read more

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Could acne be related to infrequent ovulation?

Could acne be related to infrequent ovulation?

Yes with PCOS: Pcos with infrequent ovulation also has an increase in the male hormone, testosterone. This causes an increase in oily secretions and more acne. Acne can range from very mild to the deep cystic kind. If you are not trying to conceive, birth control pills can help lower the testosterone and the acne. Read more

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Could my acne be related to infrequent ovulation?

Could my acne be related to infrequent ovulation?

Hormone-Induced Acne: Acne is most often idiopathic (meaning we really don't know the cause). But in women, it can be a sign of hormonal abnormalities, especially when associated with irregular periods, weight gain/obesity, excess facial or body hair, or thinning of the scalp hair. The most common form of hormone-induced acne is polycystic ovarian syndrome. See your dermatologist, but also your gynecologist. Read more

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What is causing my acne to still flair up 4 months after a d and c, and if its hormonal will it stop ovulation?

What is causing my acne to still flair up 4 months after a d and c, and if its hormonal will it stop ovulation?

Acne and D&C: A D&C is stripping out the lining of the uterus--it doesn't stop hormone production. That is usually done by the ovaries and to a lesser extent the adrenals. You may indeed be experiencing hormonal acne and the hormones can affect ovulation. Often the androgen hormones (think testosterone) contribute to breakouts-sometimes an oral medicine called spironolactone can be helpful to block acne. Read more

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My ovulation was on 22nov and now its 27nov 5dpo. I had acne in my forehead. What is the sign? Is it pregnancy?

My ovulation was on 22nov and now its 27nov 5dpo. I had acne in my forehead. What is the sign? Is it pregnancy?

Not specific enough: Unfortunately, acne is not specific enough a sign. Some patients experience uterine cramping and mild bleeding one week after ovulation and may respresent implantation. Good luck! Read more

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I had a bad acne flare up, been taking doxy for a week and will continue for the rest of this week. I ovulate next week can we still try to conceive?

I had a bad acne flare up, been taking doxy for a week and will continue for the rest of this week. I ovulate next week can we still try to conceive?

Not advisabel: It is never advisable to conceive when you are on any medication for a short term. Its safest to wait until you are off the medication at your next cycle. Read more

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Why do u have days where I feel really low and have anxiety and days I feel ok. I have recently have acne on my face and very painful ovulation pain?

Why do u have days where I feel really low and have anxiety and days I feel ok. I have recently have acne on my face and very painful ovulation pain?

Anxiety: It would likely help if you could identify the sequence of events, experiences that lead to an anxious day. It never occurs by chance, keep a journal, talk with close friends and try to uncover the root cause. If you continue to vacillate consult a mental health professional experienced in treating anxiety. Best wishes. Read more

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Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, but not always. These changes (for example pcos) can be linked to acne. Discuss this with your obgyn or dermatologist. They can check with some blood work. Read more

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Can you have a regular cycle and still not ovulate? Are there medication that make you ovulate? I'm having heavy bleeding, late periods and acne

Can you have a regular cycle and still not ovulate? Are there medication that make you ovulate? I'm having heavy bleeding, late periods and acne

Hormone Imbalance: What you are experiencing is a hormone imbalance. You need to see your provider and get worked up to see if you have a condition called pcos which would cause all the symptoms that you are describing! Read more

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I have hormonal acne (cystic/whitehe on chin) at ovulation and before period. Is vitex harmful to take? Will it help acne? Any other recommendations?

Unpredictable effect: As with many herbals, the actions and risks are incompletely understood and good studies are lacking. Vitex could potentially interact with a number of medications including the birth control pill and should not be taken when pregnant or breast feeding. While it might possibly help acne, you might want to consult a dermatologist. If its an option, birth control pills will often help acne. Read more

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I was wondering if you can tell me what treatments there are for hormonal acne? The reason I believe I have hormonal acne is because my acne flairs up around the time I ovulate and a few days before I actually get my period. It also flairs up when I have

Medication options: I usually advice my patients to start taking 200 mg Motrin three times a day two days before cycle to help reduce the some of the inflammatory hormones seen with menstrual acne cycling. Birth control and spironolactone can also help. See your MD to figure out which treatment options are best for you.

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What to do if you have polycystic ovaries (looking) but no other signs of syndrome? Thin. No acne...periods slightly long cycles but still ovulate.

What to do if you have polycystic ovaries (looking) but no other signs of syndrome? Thin. No acne...periods slightly long cycles but still ovulate.

Get checked.: Sometimes there are other causes for some of the same symptoms that occur with women with PCOS. A doctor can evaluate your symptoms and do appropriate testing to see if you do have it. Women with PCOS have been shown to be at risk for developing Type II diabetes, so getting a sure diagnosis is a smart thing to do. See http://tinyurl. Com/or6nyss Read more

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