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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too ...Read more


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Hi the spotting has been going on for almost 2months now. I have visited my gp and they said it was due to hormonal imbalance?

Hi the spotting has been going on for almost 2months now. I have visited my gp and they said it was due to hormonal imbalance?

Hormonal imbalance: This is most likely due to a low Progesterone but you need to have hormones tested to make sure. Stress can also do this, as changes that occur in stress lead to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Was suppose to have my period last week bt haven't and experiencing some drops of a period and its not spotting and had unprotected sex...could I be pregnent....i was diagonised with hormonal imbalance?

Was suppose to have my period last week bt haven't and experiencing some drops of a period and its not spotting and had unprotected sex...could I be pregnent....i was diagonised with hormonal imbalance?

Check this out: You should get a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant you will have to decide if you want the child. You should also be checked for any possible venereal diseases. The diagnosing physician should be treating you for your hormonal disorder. Please be careful with your sex life. I'd be pleased to consult with you further online via HealthTap. Have a great day! ...Read more

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Copper t placed 8 months ago & had no problems. Now spotting between periods, lower back ache. Sudden weight gain 3 mos back. Hormonal imbalance /iud?

Copper t placed 8 months ago & had no problems. Now spotting between periods, lower back ache. Sudden weight gain 3 mos back. Hormonal imbalance /iud?

Could be: The spotting between periods and low back ache could be due to the copper t having caused an infection. However, the IUD won't cause weight gain or a hormonal balance since it contains no hormones. The weight gain itself or the cause of the weight gain could be causing disturbances in your period. You need to see your PCP or GYN for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is hormonal imbalance the cause of back acne?

Is hormonal imbalance the cause of back acne?

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

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Which herbs can treat the hormonal imbalance that causes acne?

Which herbs can treat the hormonal imbalance that causes acne?

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

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For acne that is caused by hormonal imbalance. How do you correct the underlying cause?

For acne that is caused by hormonal imbalance. How do you correct the underlying cause?

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

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How do you get rid of acne caused by hormonal imbalance.?

How do you get rid of acne caused by hormonal imbalance.?

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

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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?

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

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Could acne be caused by a hormonal imbalance from testicular cancer?

Could acne be caused by a hormonal imbalance from testicular cancer?

Not likely: If you're worried about cystic acne, see a dermatologist. If your worried that you may have testicular cancer based on an abnormal testis self exam, see a urologist. The two conditions are not related. ...Read more

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Is it possible that testicular cancer cause a hormonal imbalance causes cystic acne on the back?

Is it possible that testicular cancer cause a hormonal imbalance causes cystic acne on the back?

Possible: Sertoli-leydig cell tumors and germ cell tumors may rarely produce elevated circulating levels of androgen. One sign of that happening is acne. ...Read more

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Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?

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

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Can creatine (or whey protein) use during an intense weight training regimen cause a hormonal imbalance? If so, can this lead to acne breakout?

Can creatine (or whey protein) use during an intense weight training regimen cause a hormonal imbalance? If so, can this lead to acne breakout?

Not the issue: If you are using the common supplements that promise to increase "testosterone" naturally, these will lead to acne. They do not increase testosterone, but they can increase the pre-hormone materials that cause acne. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed to rake Azithromycin for treating acne, can it cause irregular periods or hormonal imbalance? Need guidance before starting to use it

I'm prescribed to rake Azithromycin for treating acne, can it cause irregular periods or hormonal imbalance? Need guidance before starting to use it

No.: Azithromycin should not cause either of these problems. However, some antibiotics can lessen the effectiveness of oral contraception, so if you are on a birth control pill and are sexually active, make sure you're also using a condom. (which you should be doing anyway). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more