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Have PCOS. But doc said I had normal insulin level.no acne or hairtism. Having regular period sometimes not on same day. Are chances for preg normal?

Have PCOS. But doc said I had normal insulin level.no acne or hairtism. Having regular period sometimes not on same day. Are chances for preg normal?

Hard to say: There are many causes for infertility including PCOS, so it is hard to say what your chances are. I am curious as to how you were diagnosed with PCOS since it does not sound like you have the usual signs or symptoms, including irregular periods, excess hair growth, weight gain, insulin resistance, or high male hormone levels. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What to do if I have high levels of immunoglobulins and acne?

What to do if I have high levels of immunoglobulins and acne?

Manage your acne: Modestly elevated immunoglobulins in the absence of obvious systemic illness seldom mean anything. You can manage your acne like a grown-up. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add something that will help. If you have severe acne and are offered isotretinoin, please consider using it though it's not for the faint-hearted. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can low level of testosterone cause acne ?

Can low level of testosterone cause acne ?

Not likely: Usually, the opposite; testosterone surges, as in puberty, can increase your incidence of acne. ...Read more

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I was wounding if higher testosterone levels in women cause acne? If so what can I do to lower my testosterone and increase my estrogen levels?

I was wounding if higher testosterone levels in women cause acne? If so what can I do to lower my testosterone and increase my estrogen levels?

Yes and no: High testosterone levels can certainly make acne worse. However, if tests show abnormally high levels of testosterone, you need to rule out cancer as a cause. Most of the time, testosterone levels are within the normal range, but hormonal therapy may still be appropriate. Certain oral contraceptives can reduce the production of testosterone and reduce its effects. ...Read more

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Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

No way to tell: If you're a female, acne in adult life or severe acne as a teen may tell of a hormonal problem especially if your periods aren't quite right. Most men are maxed-out on testosterone between the ages of 13 and old age, and there's no explaining why one guy gets acne and the next guy doesn't. I was able to stop taking meds for acne at age 50. You can stay clear using meds as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my increased level of stress is causing more acne?

Is it possible that my increased level of stress is causing more acne?

Yes: Stress causes the release of stress hormones including cortisol which could have an impact on your skin. In general, excess stress makes any and all medical conditions worse. Try to minimize the stressors in your internal and external environment. ...Read more

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I hv recently found to have low testosterene level i.E.175 but at the same time have minor acne problems. Howz dat poss since acne is due to high lvl?

I hv recently found to have low testosterene level i.E.175 but at the same time have minor acne problems. Howz dat poss since acne is due to high lvl?

Nothing's so simple: Serum testosterone varies considerably from day to day and is only one of several factors involved in producing acne even in a young man like yourself. It would be worth knowing why you had your serum testosterone measured in the first place. If you have having erectile dysfunction that's obviously organic, your physician may need to rule out prolactinoma & hemochromatosis. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more