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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

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


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Is acne a sign of pregnancy at 6weeks?

Is acne a sign of pregnancy at 6weeks?

Probably Not: Acne is common in pregnancy and without being pregnant and is probably not a sign of pregnancy. Higher levels of androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy acne breakouts. Ask your doctor before taking any acne medication. A number of otc and prescription drugs help clear up acne, but some of the ingredients aren't safe for pregnant women or haven't been well studied in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Breast acne a sign of pregnancy after ivf?

Breast acne a sign of pregnancy after ivf?

Prob not: Most likely due to hormones used to prep before implantation. Possible also due to hormone surge with pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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My ovulation was on 22nov and now its 27nov 5dpo.I had acne in my forehead.What is the sign?Is it pregnancy?

My ovulation was on 22nov and now its 27nov 5dpo.I had acne in my forehead.What is the sign?Is it pregnancy?

Not specific enough: Unfortunately, acne is not specific enough a sign. Some patients experience uterine cramping and mild bleeding one week after ovulation and may respresent implantation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is acne a PMS or early pregnancy sign before missed period?

Is acne a PMS or early pregnancy sign before missed period?

Usually can't tell: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms (including acne) were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle. Best wishes either way. ...Read more

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Having PMS signs a week before period ( back pain, cramps,acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Having PMS signs a week before period ( back pain, cramps,acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: It is probably the Plan B. It should not be taken twice in one cycle. You need another method of contraception if you are taking it so often. There is a reason it is called emergency contraception. ...Read more

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Had sex 4 weeks ago not again after that. Havent missed my period but getting some signs of pregnancy: Acne, fatigue, urinating 5 times a day. Normal?

Had sex 4 weeks ago not again after that. Havent missed my period but getting some signs of pregnancy: Acne, fatigue, urinating 5 times a day. Normal?

Right timing: It is indeed normal for a pregnant woman to start getting symptoms of pregnancy by 4 weeks after sex. Of course, she can easily confirm whether or not she is pregnant by doing a home urine pregnancy test. The tests are very accurate. ...Read more

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Is acne common in early pregnancy?

Is acne common in  early pregnancy?

Yes...: The hormonal changes in pregnancy lead to increases in oil production and can result in acne. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more