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Hormonal Acne Pregnancy
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
On Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, would that cause a false negative pregnancy test at home? Heat flashes tender breasts mood swings brown spotting weight gain.
Missed Period for months, chin acne, hair growth, and weight gain. (No PCO and normal hormonal levels)?
Abnormal: I would see an endocrinologist for a follow up to monitor hormones something sound wrong ...Read more
Is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?
See derm: There are definitely treatments for acne other than birth control pills. A dermatologist has the best and latest information on treatment for acne. Birth control doesn't work for everyone as far as preventing acne. Don't live with it, as there are successful treatments if it's truly bothering you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry, can't make : That diagnostic assessment on -line. See your gynecologist to help make the distinction. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds , medical problems or pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Color changes: Yes your areolae and nipples may get darker due to hormonal changes. ...Read more
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Can hormone fluctuations cause ovarian cancer? Can wild hormone fluctuations due to PMS or birth control pills cause ovarian cancer?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin care : Concerns with teratogenic effects limit the use of accutane/antibiotics. Even topical medications may be absorbed and should not be used. Frequent cleansing with mild mechanical exfoliation and use of hypoallergenic non-comedogenic moisturizers . Occasional use of fruit acids peels may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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