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Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female adult acne ?

Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female adult acne ?

Yes: I recommend this medication alot if the female patient is on another form of birthcontrol, or they can't get pregnant. This medication blocks the action of testosterone on the oil glands, helping hormonal acne. ...Read more

Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more


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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female acne ?

Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female acne ?

Sometimes.: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a diuretic, but it also has the ability to block the effects of testosterone to some extent, and is sometimes used to treat some forms of androgenetic (adult) acne in women only. This is an "off-label" use, however, and should only be taken under the supervision of a dermatologist who is very familiar with its use for this problem. ...Read more

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Could testosterone therapy cause male pattern baldness?

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Could testosterone therapy cause male pattern baldness?

Yes: Testosterone is broken down in body into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estrodiol (E2). Excess T is converted into DHT & E2 above & beyond baseline level. Excess DHT is linked to hair loss such that we use 5ARIs to reduce DHT. Prime examples of 5ARI is Finasteride (Propecia (finasteride) or Proscar). However, lowering DHT can sometimes increase E2, leading to loss of libido, erectile dysfunction & gynecomastia ...Read more

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Male pattern baldness treatment?

Male pattern baldness treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc. ...Read more

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Acne from masturbating?

Acne from masturbating?

No: By your age, almost all guys are masturbating. It's a good thing overall. You stay comfortable and can focus on other tasks. You learn about your mind and body in preparation for adult life. And most teens get acne. All acne is manageable today; your physician can help. If anybody hassles you about what you do in private, ignore them; dad might even be a guy to talk to about all this. Best wishesl. ...Read more

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Does desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) help with excess male hormones ? Weight, loss acne, etc.

Does desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) help with excess male hormones ? Weight, loss acne, etc.

Yes: If not ovulating regularly the ovary produces more male hormones adding hair and acne? It is weight neutral. It helps the skin by stopping excess ovarian testosterone and the estrogen gets metabolized into certain protiens which bind up testosterone in the blood so less is available to react with he skin. If u have irregular periods w/high weight metformin may help the wt loss efforts.Lk up pcos. ...Read more

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Pcod effects on female body?

Pcod effects on female body?

Do you mean PCOS?: If so, some affects can range from weight gain, male pattern hair distribution, Insulin resistance, infertility, etc.. Again, these are not strict criteria. ...Read more

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Is acne hormonal?

Is acne hormonal?

Yes: Ignore anything you read online about acne physiology, alleged subtypes, guessing underlying causes. All acne is manageable today. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Would taking male hormones increase facial hair? I am pro weightlifter (female).

Would taking male hormones increase facial hair? I am pro weightlifter (female).

Yes: All Anabolic steroids (steroids used to increase muscle mass) have androgenic (male "making") effects as well. You can get increased facial hair, development of acne, voice deepening, and clitoris enlargement. Not all of these are reversible! ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Are high testosterone men attracted to feminine or masculine females?

Are high testosterone men attracted to feminine or masculine females?

Unknown: Interesting question, but I know of no studies that have looked to answer this question. Testosterone increases male libido, but I doubt that it changes ones sexual preferences. ...Read more

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Could males with hypogonadism/low testosterone lose their body and facial hair?

Could males with hypogonadism/low testosterone lose their body and facial hair?

Not usually : But low testosterone causes other problems. It makes men more prone to gynecomastia. Libido decreases, moods can become depressed, muscle tone decreases, bone mass decreases, etc. With appropriate treatment these problems can improve or be avoided. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting cause male pattern baldness? From testosterone?

Does weight lifting cause male pattern baldness? From testosterone?

Baldness: You list yourself as age 23. At that age testosterone should be normal and you would have no trouble weight lifting. If you already have male pattern baldness you should see both your doctor and a dermatologist ...Read more

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Treatment of androgenic allopecia in female 37 years old?

Treatment of androgenic allopecia in female 37 years old?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) will help mild cases but you will lose the hair once you stop it. Otherwise if it is severe there are follicle transplants and wigs. You can see a dermatologist to see if they have more suggestions as well. ...Read more

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Does mastrubution on boys cause acne? I'm 18 yr old, is it hormonal acne?

Acne is hormonal: Mastrubation is a part of normal good sexual functioning. It has nothing to do with acne. ...Read more

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Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

What is the question: Asking if testosterone causes male breast cancer or increases its risk? Asking if testosterone should be taken by a man with breast cancer? Should not take hormone supplements if one has male breast cancer without conferring with your oncologist first. ...Read more

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Best acne product for teenage male?

Best acne product for teenage male?

Best to see your doc: One of the best is the over the counter benzyl peroxide , start with 2.5% strength, and gradually increase to 5% or 10 %. You may want to see a doctor to find out the severity if you have severe acne to find out what else needs to be done in that case. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more