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Hormone Imbalance Hives
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
While elevated glucocorticoids (or testosterone) cause acne, they cause a lot of other symptoms (obesity, thin skin glucocorticoids; male appearance if testosterone).
antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline.
Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had hormonal acne, ovarian cyst, hair growth. All symptoms for imbalance I have. I know I have hormone imbalance so why did test come back norm?
How do you find out if you have a hormone imbalance? Experiencing acne, fatigue, hair loss and more.
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.
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
I've got acne and a hormone imbalance. The dermatologist gave me minerva. Would triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) do the same job?
Could be PCOS: In your 30's acne could be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos which affects about 8-10% of women. There are other hormonal conditions as well that can cause these symptoms - adrenal gland problems can cause acne, and underactive thyroid can cause weight gain. See an ob/gyn or a reproductive endocrinology/infertility (rei) specialist for testing. ...Read more
Pores are consistently open blackheads, pimples etc skin not too oily tried almost everything is it a hormonal imbalance already? How to fix for good?
Blackheads: Your best bet of controlling this problem is to see a dermatologist for expert therapy. ...Read more