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What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

Although the levels : Of hormones are normal, i suspect the bioavailability or functionality of these hormones are still off - with higher testosterone and lower estrogen bioavailability. This may explain the underdeveloped breasts. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview?Page=1. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Help! No period 7 months, acne. Cysts on ovaries, Low progesterone .6, low estrogen 31. Diagnosed pcos. OBGYN of little help. Please what is wrong?

Help! No period 7 months, acne. Cysts on ovaries, Low progesterone .6, low estrogen 31. Diagnosed pcos. OBGYN of little help. Please what is wrong?

PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition that involves all of the female reproductive system and is a failure of the body to respond to poor stimuli from dysfunctional ovaries and low kevels of certain hormones. You need an OB-Gyn to explain how this fits in with your symptoms and how to treat it ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breakouts (acne) after removing 1 ovary? I don't usually have acne just a few ones, im using xout now to clear my breakouts

Is it normal to have breakouts (acne) after removing 1 ovary? I don't usually have acne just a few ones, im using xout now to clear my breakouts

Yes it is normal: Even if you only have one ovary that is working normally you can still get acne.You can see your general doctor or dermatologist to improve it with creams or oral antibiotics depending on its severity. ...Read more

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Is isotretinoin is a permanent solution for acne even if polycystic ovary remains?

Is isotretinoin is a permanent solution for acne even if polycystic ovary remains?

No: It is a good treatment that will keep even severe disease at bay for many months after other modalities such as topical or systemic antibiotics, topical retinoids, the oral contraceptive pill and/or spironolactone have failed or not been usable. Acne is a chronic serious non-lifestyle related disease that eventually remits. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Polycystic Ovary, what can I do, about the acne??

I have Polycystic Ovary,  what can I do, about the acne??

PCOS: There are several options. Lysine, 1000 mg twice daily actually works well for acne. It is an amino acid and available over the counter. BCPs are commonly prescribed since they not only regulate irregular periods, but can control acne and slow abnormal hair growth. Another option would be a medication called Spironolactone, depending on how bad the acne is. Talk to your physician about these. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my ovary and also acne problem my gyno prescribed me Diane 35. Is it gonna help my acne? I'm also on minocycline for 7 weeks! Pls hlp

I have a cyst in my ovary and also acne problem my gyno prescribed me Diane 35. Is it gonna help my acne? I'm also on minocycline for 7 weeks! Pls hlp

Probably: Most ovarian cysts are harmless and in fact almost all women have a few tiny or not-so-tiny ones. Heads-up... the meds you're taking for acne will work best if you also use a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid. If you don't get a good result from this regimen, there are others -- spironolactone can often help a young woman. ...Read more

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Is there any way to control the excessive oil production that is causing my acne and my excessive weight gain? I am perimenopausal with one ovary.

Is there any way to control the excessive oil production that is causing my acne and my excessive weight gain? I am perimenopausal with one ovary.

Oily skin: I would go to a Dermatologist and see what they suggest. I assume you have been seen by an endocrinologist. If not would ask about Cushing's. ...Read more

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I have acne on the forehead and sometimes i feel uncomfortable in the area of ovaries,is it related?For example the secretion of hormones.

I have acne on the forehead and sometimes i feel uncomfortable in the area of ovaries,is it related?For example the secretion of hormones.

Yes: Pain in the ovaries is usually ovulation ( if it's mid-cycle) or ovarian cysts. Acne has a components of hormonal influence. So both can be caused by hormones. Polycystic ovarian syndrome can also be the cause of ovarian cysts & acne. I'd recommend seeing your PCP or a gynecologist. ...Read more

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34 yrs old after 3 kids seems I have hormonal acne will having a hysterecromy but keeping ovaries help also have enlarge/tilted uterus?

34 yrs old after 3 kids seems I have hormonal acne will having a hysterecromy but keeping ovaries help also have enlarge/tilted uterus?

The hysterectomy: will help your bleeding issues. It should help some of the pain problems that you are having. Keeping the ovaries will keep your hormones at a relatively consistent level. The American College of OB/GYN recommends ovarian preservation for women under 60 who have no family/personal history of ovarian cancer/cysts or breast cancer. Having acne is a problem that won' be relieved with surgery. ...Read more

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I 'd irregular cycle & 'd gained weight I have cysts on both ovaries i'd cystic acne which was treated with sotret i'm on glyciphage 850 & having acne?

Clarify question : It sounds like you have pcos. You didn't actually ask a question so if there is something specific you'd like to know please resubmit and we are happy to help. ...Read more

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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.

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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Polycystic ovaries. DO NOT have severe signs rather than cysts&long but always regular cycle. I AM thin, no acne.Does it get worse if not taking bcp?

Polycystic ovaries. DO NOT have severe signs rather than cysts&long but always regular cycle. I AM thin, no acne.Does it get worse if not taking bcp?

IDK: I'm not an OB/Gyn, but my answer is, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" You are 24, have you ever been pregnant? Plan to be any time soon? Are you on BCP now? From one woman to anotherr, forget the science, follow your body. Ultimately you are the only expert of your own body. Do what feels right to you! Other doctors may disagree, but that's my answer & I'm sticking to it! ...Read more

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I have big ovaries.Length and width are about the same.I noticed thick hair on face, acne on lower back, abdominal bloating.What tests should I do next?

I have big ovaries.Length and width are about the same.I noticed thick hair on face, acne on lower back, abdominal bloating.What tests should I do next?

Gym shoe fit: In a spirit of respect. I suspect you have ovarian hyperthecosis, which looks clinically like polycystic ovaries but with more androgen production and large, solid, non-cystic ovaries. There is a limited amount that today's medicine can do, and a specialist consultation is wise; he/she will choose how to do the workup. The chief thing you can do that may help is get hard into physical fitness. ...Read more

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Will polyscystic ovaries cause trouble conceiving if i have no ither symptoms except those. Normal testosterone thin no acne etc..

Will polyscystic ovaries cause trouble conceiving if i have no ither symptoms except those. Normal testosterone thin no acne etc..

Polycystic ovaries: prevent a person from getting pregnant however if you take Metformin you can and will get pregnant, if you are not planning on getting pregnant then take birth control pills ...Read more

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Very sad- i might have pcos since they found polycys. ovaries.i am beautiful girl and slim. i am afraid ill get acne and fat and all :((((((

Very sad- i might have pcos since they found polycys. ovaries.i am beautiful girl and slim. i am afraid ill get acne and fat and all  :((((((

No need for concern: there is a difference between "cysts on ovary" and polycystic ovaries syndrome, cysts are common, and that doesn't mean you will be fat and get acne, even though you can still control those conditions, not the end of the world ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mild pcos no acne,slim and long but ovulatory cycles,cysts on ovaries and slightly hairy. do you think i will get worse by time? Im 22.

Diagnosed with mild pcos no acne,slim and long but ovulatory cycles,cysts on ovaries and slightly hairy. do you think i will get worse by time? Im 22.

Varies: It is hard to guess how one person will progress with PCOS as they age. If you were to maintain a normal body weight then it is not likely that much will change with your PCOS. Typically birth control pills are used to regulate the cycles. ...Read more

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Polysistic ovaries, normal blood work, slim, no acne, long regular cycles, slightly hairy more than normal. It isnt necessarily pcos is it? Just pco ?

PCO: Yes, it sounds like PCO but NOT PCOS. Hair growth can be sometimes normal based on your ethnicity. If you are not trying to get pregnant, taking Oral Birth control can help make your periods more regular and help with the hair growth. If your periods are between 26-35 days, then likely you are ovulating which means you can get pregnant. Not sure what labs you had, though ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more