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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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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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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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What type of hormonal imbalances cause chronic hives?

What type of hormonal imbalances cause chronic hives?

None: Although allergy to Progesterone has been linked to hives. An overactive thyroid may make hives worse but is not known to cause them. ...Read more

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Weight and pimples problem so is any hormonal imbalance or any other thing?

Weight and pimples problem so is any hormonal imbalance or any other thing?

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

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Everytime I have my period, I am always bound to have bumpy pimples around my face. Is it due to hormonal imbalance? Please advice me some vitamins to control it.

Everytime I have my period, I am always bound to have bumpy pimples around my face. Is it due to hormonal imbalance? Please advice me some vitamins to control it.

Acne: Acne is hormonally controlled and will appear usually when your menses occur. Vitamins won't help. We use medications that are preventitive and if used daily will prevent the next acne bump. You need to ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What happens when female in the 30's have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

What happens when female in the 30's have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

Estrogen balance: Estrogen levels vary during the menstrual cycle. A single measurement is not by itself informative. Ask your physician if a Progesterone containing iud or oral Progesterone may relieve your bleeding symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Which ones?: Varies widely depending on which hormones are invovled. What are you experiencing? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hormone imbalance?

What to do if I have a hormone imbalance?

Hormone Imbalance: I would recommend seeing a physician that specializes in hormone therapy to help you and fully evaluate your hormone levels. ...Read more

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What should you do for a hormone imbalance?

What should you do for a hormone imbalance?

That depends: On which organ or gland is impacted. The issue is medically evaluated. After an accurate diagnosis is made - a treatment plan is made. ...Read more

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Would a hormone imbalance be completely fixed?

That depends: On which glands/ organs/ hormones are involved. Some may respond more fully to treatment than others. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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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