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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more