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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can I go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can I go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

Try a taper: If it's been only nine months, i'd be surprised if the acne does not return. But it's famously unpredictable. Be ready to resume treatment whenever it becomes necessary. Your physician is your best guide here. ...Read more

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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


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How long does it take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

How long does it take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

Give it time: I usually advise patients to give "the pill" at least 3 cycles to determine if they will experience clearing of acne. Continue to use topical acne solutions AND take some before and after pictures of your skin to convince yourself that things are better or worse. If you do not experience at least some resolution of acne symptoms discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Jolessa I just started jolessa, switched from yaz, and I am experiencing terrible acne. I know that it isn't the worst thing in the world, but I already went though it once. It is actually painful acne, reminds me of mini boils…anyways, I want to know if

Jolessa I just started jolessa, switched from yaz, and I am experiencing terrible acne. I know that it isn't the worst thing in the world, but I already went though it once. It is actually painful acne, reminds me of mini boils…anyways, I want to know if

Bad acne: Acne of the nature that you are describing can really be a serious issue. It can scar your face and effect your appearance in the future.

I recommend that you discuss your diet and skin care with your primary doctor and possibly with a dermatologist so that they can get to the cause of your particular acne problem and get control of it. ...Read more

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If I am having mid cycle acne on yaz, only on right side of chin does that mean I'm ovulating and is there a chance the yaz can't stop all eruptions?

If I am having mid cycle acne on yaz, only on right side of chin does that mean I'm ovulating and is there a chance the yaz can't stop all eruptions?

Not ovulating: If you are on Yaz birth control and taking it correctly then you are not ovulating. Yaz can offer some improvement in acne but it should not be considered a primary treatment for acne. If you main concern is acne improvement then consider seeing a dermatologist for acne medication. There are many effective options that can work with birth control pills to improve your complexion ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's. 02 to. 03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's. 02 to. 03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

0.02 t0 0.03 mg Est: If anything is noticed, is should be that the higher estrogen level will allow for less facial acne. It may only improve the acne and not "cure it". Make certain to take the Yasmin the same time (within the hour of the day before) so that the level of estrogen in your system is constant. Taking the bcp at odd hours in low dose types like Yas or Yasmin is, can cause variations which cause acne. ...Read more

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Why did I start getting bad acne as soon as I started yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Why did I start getting bad acne as soon as I started yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Hormones: This is one of the well-known side effects that some people experience. Decide with your physician whether you want to try a different hormonal medication, or (more likely) want to use a 21st century treatment for the acne. A good starter is topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pill YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) actually make acne worse? Been taking for month and half. Have the worst cystic acne...

Can pill YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) actually make acne worse? Been taking for month and half. Have the worst cystic acne...

NO: Figure 3 menstrual cycles to attain result. Probably you will need to add 100mg SPIRONOLACTONE to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for best result. If you are not clear in a few months, ISOTRETINOIN for 5 months will rescue you. ...Read more

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I am taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for acne and have gained 6 lbs in 2 months. Are there bcps I can take that will help control the acne w/out weight gain?

I am taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for acne and have gained 6 lbs in 2 months. Are there bcps I can take that will help control the acne w/out weight gain?

All OCP's: Help acne. They do so becuase, when metoabolized they increase a protein that binds to testosterone. As well they decrease endogenous testosterone from the ovary itself. Drospirinone, the progesterone in Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is hypothesized to do it better because of the type of Progesterone but that contribution is minimal. The weight gain, scientifically speaking, is not related to the weight gain. Good luc. ...Read more

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I am an active, healthy 19 yr old. I am thinking about going on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) because it would help with my hormonal acne. Would this be safe for me?

I am an active, healthy 19 yr old. I am thinking about going on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) because it would help with my hormonal acne. Would this be safe for me?

Very safe: Hi. In general BCPs are very safe. In some people, risk of blood clots can be increased, but overall risk of that in the population is low. Don't smoke, of course. Talk with your PCP or gyn about risks/benefits. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've recently stopped taking the pill yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). I never had acne prior to going on the pill but I want to know if i'll get acne because I have for off it?

I've recently stopped taking the pill yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). I never had acne prior to going on the pill but I want to know if i'll get acne because I have for off it?

Not likely: If you didn't have before, it's very unlikely you would have after you stop. Sometimes our skin changes as we age, but typically it would get better in your 20's. All birth control pills can help with acne, in the event that you ever decided to go back on the pill. ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months for acne but now am suffering from constipation. Does it get better over time? Is it safe to use laxatives every 2 days

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months for acne but now am suffering from constipation. Does it get better over time? Is it safe to use laxatives every 2 days

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not Problem: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not the problem. The cause of constipation is usually the Standard American Diet (SAD)--which is notoriously devoid of fiber. We need adequate fiber and adequate fluids (i.e., water). Try 1-2 tablespoons of psyllium husks every day--with 2 glasses of water per tablespoon. If that doesn't get you going, add 500-1500 mg of magnesium. You can't OD on magnesium, it will give you diarrhea. ...Read more

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Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more

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50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused hair loss for me for last 5 months. Was on Yaz last year but also lost a lot of hair with and stopped it. Could hair loss stop on it's own or with a change in dosage? Really don't want acne to come back

50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused hair loss for me for last 5 months. Was on Yaz last year but also lost a lot of hair with and stopped it. Could hair loss stop on it's own or with a change in dosage? Really don't want acne to come back

Spironolactone/hair: Spironolactone is a treatment for androgen related hair loss in women. Therefore would check your thyroid hormone, check iron levels, check for autoimmune issues-alopecoa aretas/lupus- and be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which can cause hair loss I as can male pattern baldness in women.
http://www. Americanhairloss. Org/women_hair_loss/treatment. Asp

f/u/ w /dermatology ...Read more

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What is Ortho tri cyclin called in Europe? Is it the best pill for acne I heard Diane 35 yasmin yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are not SAFE

What is Ortho tri cyclin called in Europe? Is it the best pill for acne I heard Diane 35 yasmin yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are not SAFE

Why do you ask?: I would urge you not to believe everything you hear or read online. Your situation is already serious -- you are a woman already on isotretinoin for severe acne which may end up mutilating you if it is not managed. Have a frank talk with a physician you trust and then make a joint decision about possible use of a hormonal preparation. ...Read more

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19 years old PCOS w/ acne prone, skin/some symptoms improved greatly from taking Yaz birth control. However, my breasts went from a 34B to a 34D in 3 months. They sag/ covered in stretch marks. I want my old breasts back...? Better BC/PCOS options?

19 years old PCOS w/ acne prone, skin/some symptoms improved greatly from taking Yaz birth control. However, my breasts went from a 34B to a 34D in 3 months. They sag/ covered in stretch marks. I want my old breasts back...? Better BC/PCOS options?

PCOS: There are other treatments for PCOS and a thorough evaluation could tailor the treatment for you. Many women need birth control pills to normalize hormone levels. Lower estrogen levels and weight loss could shrink the breasts but the stretch marks are usually permanent. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

What are the side effects of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

Clotting and emboli: Acne develops after one has periods because of hormonally induced changes to the skin with more oils. Taking birth control pills helps to regulate this and can decrease acne. But even low dose estrogen birth control pills increases the risk of deep venous clots (DVT) and can risk the emboli to the lungs. A family history of clots is a contraindication. Hydration decreases risks of forming clots. ...Read more

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I have moderate acne due to hormonal imbalance. I am currently on differin gel and mynocin antibiotics. Should I start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bc or accutane?

I have moderate acne due to hormonal imbalance. I am currently on differin gel and mynocin antibiotics. Should I start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bc or accutane?

Be careful: Please consult with your doctor since antibiotics may interfere with the birth control pill (especially minocin). You can't depend on the pill for pregnancy prevention if you are taking certain antibiotics. ...Read more

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Side effects of coming off yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Started by my gyn when I was 17 because of painful periods and ovarian cysts. Helped with acne too.

Side effects of coming off yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Started by my gyn when I was 17 because of painful periods and ovarian cysts. Helped with acne too.

No real side effects: People can be started on birth control pills to help treat painful periods, help reduce ovarian cysts, and some help with acne as you mentioned. Once off the pill, it may take a couple of cycles for your body to regulate your period. Also, you may notice that your periods are more painful and your acne may return. ...Read more

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Hi, Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Stop Or Reduce Acne Thank You?

Usually: I never promise my pt's anything. But I have put some of the girls on bcps for acne and it seems to help them quite a bit ...Read more

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What effect will oral contraceptive necon 1/35 have on acne?

What effect will oral contraceptive necon 1/35 have on acne?

Helpful: Most oral contraceptives will have a beneficial effect on acne, especially after the first couple of cycles. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more