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Acne And Irregular Periods
Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?
Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more
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
I have acne and irregular periods i think the acne are a result of hormonal imbalance. What should i take? Which hormones are connected to the acne?
Acne: A physician can check hormonal levels and other laboratory values to determine if you have any problems causing your symptoms. I recommend a visit first. ...Read more
PCOS: Celiac disease does not cause acne. See GYN about menstrual irregularity----how long? Hair changes? Loss of scalp hair? Growing hair in wrong places? May benefit from antiandrogen pill, spironolactone. Need full evaluation first. Meanwhile a little benzoyl peroxide ------the lowest %----21/2% to 5% every night may help but often requires 8-12 weeks to work well. Note that it bleaches fabrics and h ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: It sounds like pcos a common hormonal disorder. But other things can cause those same symptoms. You are having either excessive male hormones or relatively low female homones. A fertility specialist could do a complete evaluation and begin treatment to try to fix or reverse the symptoms. ...Read more
PCO: It sounds like you might have poly cystic ovary disease. It would be best to start with a visit to your ob/gyn. The most worrisome part of this disease is the issues with blood sugar- not the cysts as the name would imply. It is important to get your blood sugar levels checked. The good news is there are effective treatments available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of symptoms that i've told my dr&she blows it off. Symptoms:severe sweating from chest up only.Facial hair, acne, irregular periods, headach?
I'm prescribed to rake Azithromycin for treating acne, can it cause irregular periods or hormonal imbalance? Need guidance before starting to use it
Check hormone levels: Pcos affects 5 million women in the us. Symptoms include weight gain, acne, thinning scalp hair, excess hair growth, irregular or absent periods, difficulty conceiving, and ovarian cysts, and it elevates risk for Insulin resistance. Usually there is excess of androgens, male hormones. The 2003 criteria for diagnosis are 2 of 3 of androgen excess, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. ...Read more
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