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Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Yes: If a woman has much acne, it is likely to be due to extra androgens, especially if her periods are not quite normal; this is very common and your family physician or gynecologist has already considered it. A man's acne is usually just from him having plenty of testosterone, which is a good thing; acne is easy to treat with real medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, but not always. These changes (for example pcos) can be linked to acne. Discuss this with your obgyn or dermatologist. They can check with some blood work. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

Same condition: Cystic acne is just more advanced/aggressive. Treatment needs more than topicals, like adding oral antibiotics or even accutane. Keflex is not a standard rx, but it might help some. Acne is (male) hormone related, but it also aggravated by stress, etc. ...Read more

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She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

Various treatments.: While elevated glucocorticoids (or testosterone) cause acne, they cause a lot of other symptoms (obesity, thin skin glucocorticoids; male appearance if testosterone).
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Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline.
Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) ...Read more

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Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Just manage it: If your monthly cycle is normal, you will not find a treatable underlying cause for your acne. If I understand your history, you are using doxycycline as sole therapy for acne. You need to add a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. You may also benefit from a medicine like spironolactone, and various forms of the oral contraceptive pill can work as well. ...Read more

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A year post mirena (levonorgestrel) removal. Irregular 42-103 days. Hormone levels, thyroid & u/s of uterus & ovaries. All okay. So why am I not cycling regularly?

A year post mirena (levonorgestrel) removal. Irregular 42-103 days. Hormone levels, thyroid & u/s of uterus & ovaries. All okay. So why am I not cycling regularly?

Irregular menses: 31 year old female with irregular periods since your Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD was removed about a year ago. You have already evaluated some causes of irregular periods. There are other causes too which include weight changes, stress, level of exercise. Also, whatever your periods were like before the IUD was placed will influence how they are after it was removed. ...Read more

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Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Possible: Excessive hair growth in women is called hirsutism, there are several reasons for it, hormonal imbalance being one of them. Acne, hair growth and also irregular cycles are a part of condition called polycystic ovaries. Dibeties or Insulin resistance may also be associated conditions.
The treatment depends on your plans for pregancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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And if the mirena (levonorgestrel) did fall out what would I expect? And how long for the hormones to come out of my system?

And if the mirena (levonorgestrel) did fall out what would I expect? And how long for the hormones to come out of my system?

See below...: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) fell out, there is no delay to resumption of your cycles. When you got your first period would depend on where you are in your cycle. Even with the iud in place, there are almost no hormones measurable in your blood stream. ...Read more

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Can hormones in Mirena (levonorgestrel) cause the linea nigra?

Can hormones in Mirena (levonorgestrel) cause the linea nigra?

Unusual: It's more common with combination hormones, especially with the higher dose pills, and of course in pregnancy. I've not seen it with Mirena (levonorgestrel) since the amount of systemic hormone (amount in your body's circulation) is very small. Make sure you're not pregnant and check with your Doc if you notice more darkening pigmentation. Take care. ...Read more

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Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD be effective after 5yrs. Just used as IUD no hormones?

Not recommended: No, because it has no other chemicals like copper, hormones, etc, it will not really work to prevent fertilization. More worrisome, if fertilization and implantation occurs, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is high. And, if a normal uterine pregnancy occurs, the iud will need to be removed and it is highly likely to cause an abortion. ...Read more

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Might having the mirena (levonorgestrel) interfere with a pregnacy test due to its hormones?

Might having the mirena (levonorgestrel) interfere with a pregnacy test due to its hormones?

No: The small amount of Progesterone like medicine in a Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not interfere with a bhcg hormone test, which is what is tested on a preg test. If in doubt, or very early, a blood preg. Test will confirm. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain in the uterus?

Correct: Mirena (levonorgestrel) secretes a low dose of Progesterone that basically triggers a local effect on the endometrial lining inside the uterus and in the cervical mucous. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hormones to return to normal levels after mirena was removed?

The elimination: Half-life is about 17 hours, so after about 4 days essentially all the hormone should be gone. ...Read more

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How does the hormone dose amount in Mirena decrease over time starting from 20mcg a day? What is the average at 1 year and so on?

Steady: Devices, like the Mirena, that release a compound at a defined rate per day over a defined period of term (e.g., 20 microgam per day for 3 years) are so designed that they do exactly that. ...Read more

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Does cannibus or THC affect the hormones in the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Does marijuana or THC affect the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Does cannibus or THC affect the hormones in the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? Does marijuana or THC affect the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Shouldn't: It should not affect the hormones within the iud, and it doesn't decrease the effectiveness of the iud. ...Read more

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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Mirena (Definition)

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