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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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How does a docctor perform a hormone imbalance test?

How does a docctor perform a hormone imbalance test?

Hormone imbalance: Tests for hormonal imbalance can be done by a doctor during a physical exam and with tests done on blood, urine, or saliva. The physician uses a combination of diagnostic skills plus information from tests to determine hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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. Doyle Huey Dr. Huey
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz Dr. Fromowitz
Dermatology
15 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Neal Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
University Rene Descartes (Paris V) U.F.R. of Medicine Cochin-Port Royal
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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.

"Just Deeper": Hello, It's all just "plain old acne" except the cysts are deeper and scarier. Same process, same cause, overlapping treatments. For example, Keflex is used for all types of" plain old acne". This video may help get your mind around ths situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDI1EHkb04 I'll be here if you have any questions. Have a great day, -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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). Treatments Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline. Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Allison Holzapfel Dr. Holzapfel
Surgery - Plastics
18 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Dr. Lara Bhatnagar Dr. Bhatnagar
Family Medicine
years in practice
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What tests do you have when you're thought to have hormone imbalance?

What tests do you have when you're thought to have hormone imbalance?

That depends: On what your symptom complex is. The history and physical exam will guide the provider to select the appropriate tests that need to be obtained. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi Dr. Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
17 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Had a mc Jan at 6wk3d, been ttc since no success. Gynae didn't take tests so don't know the cause. Had D&C. Hormone imbalance? TTC 2 yrs before mc. Tx

Had a mc Jan at 6wk3d, been ttc since no success. Gynae didn't take tests so don't know the cause. Had D&C. Hormone imbalance? TTC 2 yrs before mc. Tx

Trying to conceive: Your question is confusing. What is "mc"? 'Ttc" I do understand. There are far too few details to be able to give you any useful information. More details and specifics in your question may help us get you some information you find useful. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Do i need to go to the gyno to test for a hormone imbalance?

Do i need to go to the gyno to test for a hormone imbalance?

It depends: Exactly which of your body's thousands of hormones do you think are out of balance? If you're referring to ovarian hormones, then your gyn would be an excellent place to start. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Doctors, can what are the tests my doctor can do for a hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalance: Your doctor will first take a history from you, then examine you, and finally order appropriate laboratory tests. Once that information is complete your doctor will discuss all the information with you. It might take a few days to get all the labs back. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I had a hormone imbalance-test, and thyroid. Improving now. I gained weight in strange areas - groin and mid-section. Once my hormones are balanced will my fat distribution return as it was before?

I had a hormone imbalance-test, and thyroid. Improving now.  I gained weight in strange areas - groin and mid-section.  Once my hormones are balanced will my fat distribution return as it was before?

I don't know: which of your body's thousands of hormones you're referring to and what an imbalance test is. You need to provide much more information before I can give you an answer. If you gained weight, you still need to burn off those calories (3500 to the pound) to lose the weight again. Try talking w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Hot sweats and fatigue 26 year old female could it be a hormone imbalance I have had blood test done ca125 alpha ferritin seeing doctor Friday gynae?

Hot sweats and fatigue 26 year old female could it be a hormone imbalance I have had blood test done ca125 alpha ferritin seeing doctor Friday gynae?

Fatigue, hot sweats.: The doctor is considering abnormal ovaries with possible lesion as well as anemia, Discuss the possibility of thyroid disease,celiac disease, prolactin issues, pregnancy or medication effects. You mention adrenal fatigue has your cortisol level been checked? ...Read more

Dr. David Scheiderer Dr. Scheiderer
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Could hormonal imbalance cause the same signs as bpd? How many psych tests are needed for a dx?

Could hormonal imbalance cause the same signs as bpd? How many psych tests are needed for a dx?

Intriguing. : I dare say yes. Hormonal (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroidal-gonadal: hpatg axis) hormones are bound to be involved in most psychiatric syndromes including bpd. So too can the wrong prescription meds. It is for such reasons that I have started routinely measuring and monitoring thyroid, sex, and adrenal hormones as well as testing of neurotransmitters. I find these tests very helpful. ...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