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Acne After Ovulation
Does the use of emerita progest cream reduce the menstrual cycle? I only use it after ovulation to treat pcos. My acne has reduced.
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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