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Back Acne Hormonal Imbalance
Acne: Nobody is completely sure what causes acne. Experts believe the primary cause is a rise in androgen levels - androgen is a type of hormone. Androgen levels rise when a human becomes an adolescent. Rising androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin grow; the enlarged gland produces more oil. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in your pores, causing bacteria to grow. ...Read more
I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples don't flare up before or during puberty), can I grow out of acne?
Often, acne largely: Resolves for some people - but not for all. Evaluation by a dermatologist may provide more insights. Take care. ...Read more
I have had hormonal acne, ovarian cyst, hair growth. All symptoms for imbalance I have. I know I have hormone imbalance so why did test come back norm?
As for other acne: Excess androgens in a woman, and extra cortisol in a man, can both produce acne. While you're being worked up and treated, topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is often plenty. For hyperandrogen in women, eating sensibly, weight reduction and especially aerobic fitness are often very helpful. ...Read more
Acne is not caused: By hormonal imbalance, but is a hormonally-related concern. There are no herbs that can treat acne. See a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis, care, and recommendations. The genetics of skin structure and type, in conjunction with hormone changes (usually at puberty, but also with pregnancy) are the "causes" of acne. ...Read more
Birth control pills: If the acne is caused by hormone imbalance, the first thing to do is make sure there are no hormonal issues such as thyroid problems that need to be corrected first. Usually, the first line is use birth control pills and add other drugs to block testosterone if the problem is not improved. ...Read more
Serious Rx: I see you are a female in your 20's. If a treatable cause of your hormonal imbalance cannot be identified or treated, then manage as any other acne. The oral contraceptive pill, if right for you, may clear you. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend, and your physician may add an antibiotic, topical spironolacton, topical retinoic acid or any of several others. ...Read more
I read a blog saying that Chin acne was the cause of hormonal imbalance If so how would I go about being tested for An imbalance?
The other way around: Chin acne does not cause a hormonal imbalance, but a hormonal imbalance may cause chin acne or other locations of acne. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if blood tests are needed, to check levels of certain hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, LH, FSH, etc... The patient should be ready to give a detailed menstrual history and describe her cycles and any symptoms. ...Read more
What can I do to help my PSCO? I have acne, gain weight so easily, and struggle with hormonal imbalance. Is there medication I can try?
Maybe you mean: PCOS:polycystic ovary syndrome. The exact cause is unknown but your symptoms along with irregular periods and infertility are common. There seems to be problems with excess insulin and/or insulin resistance, excess androgen, weight gain. Along with lifestyle, treatments include combination birth control pills for hormone regulation, metformin to address insulin issues, etc. See GYN/Endocrinologist ...Read more
My chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. What acne product do you recommend?
Prescription Rx: It's not stress. If you're a man, it's not a hormonal imbalance. If you're a woman, consider going on the oral contraceptive pill. Acne on the trunk will require a combination of topical (benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid) and prescription systemic Rx. It's not your lifestyle; the cause is obscure. Do what you need to. Best wishes. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. What acne product is best for me?
Scientific Rx: Listen, Jake. Don't try to figure out why you have trunk acne. It's not a "hormonal imbalance", stress, hygiene, or anything lifestyle-related. It's you. It will eventually remit. Until then, you must manage it with a physician's help. Acne on the trunk will require a topical such as benzoyl peroxide plus usually a systemic antibiotic for a while. If you're offered isotretinoin, go for it. Cheers. ...Read more
I have acne, mostly on my chin. I also have wiry, black hairs on my chin and breasts. Is this a concern for hormonal imbalance? How can it be treated?
Unlikely, possible.: Acne, and coarse dark facial and body hair can possibly be associated with certain hormonal conditions. Among them would be polycystic ovary syndrome, and other rarer hormonal disorders. These conditions can usually be identified by appropriate blood tests. Whether or not a specific reason can be found for the acne or hair, both of these conditions can be easily treated by a physician. ...Read more
2 months ago I got sudden acne on my chin and jawline. New pimple everyday only in that area. Period 15 days late. Could I have hormonal imbalance?
I'll bet you do: It's time to make a visit to your personal physician. While you're waiting, consider spending some serious time doing aerobic fitness -- this can sometimes by itself help a young woman's complex hormonal symphony get back into tune. ...Read more
Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?
Not usually: Unless the remaining ovaries are pathologically producing excess androgens (male hormone) from an enclosed tumor, then no. The ovaries will continue to function post op the same as pre-op unless their vascular connection is compromised during surgery. If there is a hormonal imbalance, the source could be with other endocrine organs such as the adrenal gland. ...Read more
Mood swings and acne both before and after period, could this be caused by hormonal imbalance in teens?
Can creatine (or whey protein) use during an intense weight training regimen cause a hormonal imbalance? If so, can this lead to acne breakout?
I always thought I have pcos bcoz of excessive hair however I am very thin and I do not have acne. Could it just be hormonal imbalance estrogen-prog?
Excessive hair: The answer to your question is 'yes.' the most likely cause of excessive hair (hirsutism) is either a congenital hormone variation or a relative imbalance between the amount of testosterone and estrogen in your blood. Both of these can be treated medically, usually with testosterone inhibitors like spironolactone. Pcos usually has other symptoms as well like irregular periods, pelvic pain, inferti. ...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
I'm prescribed to rake Azithromycin for treating acne, can it cause irregular periods or hormonal imbalance? Need guidance before starting to use it
Could be PCOS: In your 30's acne could be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos which affects about 8-10% of women. There are other hormonal conditions as well that can cause these symptoms - adrenal gland problems can cause acne, and underactive thyroid can cause weight gain. See an ob/gyn or a reproductive endocrinology/infertility (rei) specialist for testing. ...Read more
Pores are consistently open blackheads, pimples etc skin not too oily tried almost everything is it a hormonal imbalance already? How to fix for good?
Blackheads: Your best bet of controlling this problem is to see a dermatologist for expert therapy. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovary, pimples all over my face and hormonal imbalance. Doc told me to drink cymbelle is it safe? What else should I do? Help please
Everytime I have my period, I am always bound to have bumpy pimples around my face. Is it due to hormonal imbalance? Please advice me some vitamins to control it.
Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???
Just manage it: If your monthly cycle is normal, you will not find a treatable underlying cause for your acne. If I understand your history, you are using doxycycline as sole therapy for acne. You need to add a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. You may also benefit from a medicine like spironolactone, and various forms of the oral contraceptive pill can work as well. ...Read more
How to stop hormonal changes to stop pimples and acne on face. Natural way. Should I stop thinking about sexual stuff, horny thoughts, masterbution?
Obsessive questions: Many physicians (including me) have answered your questions about this subject multiple times. The answers you've received do not seem to satisfy you, because you continue re-asking the same question. This makes me know you are suffering greatly. I suggest you see a psychiatrist in your area about this problem. S/he can help you with obsessive thoughts and compulsions. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I have closed comedones and pimples all over my face. I'm a 24female. Could it be hormonal? But I heard hormonal acne only appear at mouth, chin, jawline
Treat it: All acne is actually hormonal. That stuff about the jawline is dubious at best. Why not get yourself a tube of retinoic acid and apply it to your face as tolerated? This would be my choice if it's a lot of comedones. Searching for a cause of acne is almost never productive. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add antibiotic / spironolactone. ...Read more