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Could acne be a sign of pregnancy?

Could acne be a sign of pregnancy?

Acne: Acne is not diagnostic of pregnancy. Please take a pregnancy test then consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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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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What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

Good skin care: Concerns for your babies health trump the skin care. Avoid retinoids in the first trimester. A good skin care regiment is best and the acne may not always be preventable or treatable due to natural hormone alterations. Discuss with your gynecologist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with pregnancy acne?

Options:: If otc products havent' helped, ask your ob/gyn to prescribe a topical wash or gel like benzaclim, that has antibacterial properties, and my help with breakouts. You can try modifying your diet as well, but if nothing works, then try to take comfort in knowing that your skin will return to normal after the baby is born and that your treatment options will be much broader once the baby is born. ...Read more

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What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

Acne in pregnancy: There are some tips that may help you in your pregnancy acne. Try to wash gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Make sure to use an oil free moisturizer. Try not to squeeze or rub your pimples to avoid scarring. Use non comedogenic make up that will not clog your pores. Try to figure out what triggers your acne and avoid those triggers although it may be largely due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Does acne normally last for the entire course of a pregnancy?

Does acne normally last for the entire course of a pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy, acne is aggravated by hormonal change. Usually it would be subsided after delivery. ...Read more

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Can there be any home remedies for curing acne during pregnancy?

Can there be any home remedies for curing acne during pregnancy?

No: Your physician may offer topical clindamycin. This could be your best choice. Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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I am 36 years old. I still have problems with acne. It was much better with pregnancies and when taking the pill. What options do I have?

I am 36 years old.  I still have problems with acne. It was much better with pregnancies and when taking the pill. What options do I have?

Anti androgen, laser: Other logins are drugs which block androgens sich as aldactone, (spironolactone) a water pill or tagamet, a pill used for ulcers. Either can work for a ne, facial hair growth or female hair loss. Laser can also work if you cannot take oral contraceptives.There are many options for topical' medications. ...Read more

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Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Pregnancy & Acne: Pregnancy can trigger acne or make existing adult acne worse. (on the other hand, some women with acne-prone skin report a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy, so you never know.) higher levels of hormones called androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy breakouts because they can prompt the sebaceous glands in your skin to get bigger and boost production of an oily substance. ...Read more

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Acne & itchiness on pregnancy?

Acne & itchiness on pregnancy?

Depends: Acne can be from hormones. Itchiness can be caused by several things. If it is dry skin, use moisturizer but if your skin itches especially if it affects your palms or soles of your feet talk to your doctor because it could be more serious ...Read more

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Do women get body acne as a pregnancy symptom?

Do women get body acne as a pregnancy symptom?

Yes: This is fairly common. If you are a lucky mother-to-be, you can talk about it with your obstetrician. A topical medication such as Clindamycin might be the best choice. Good luck. ...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


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