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Doctor insights on: My Face Is Moon Shaped

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Can a pear shaped woman gain weight in her face?

Can a pear shaped woman gain weight in her face?

Yews: The overall shape of a person depends on many factors: genetic, hormonal, dietary. Regardless of the shape of your body, additional weight is commonly associated with increased facial fulllness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: moon face?

What is the definition or description of: moon face?

Moon Facies: It is a full face caused by intake of corticosteroids (cortisone) or by increased production of cortisone by the body. See the picture. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cushings without any other symptoms other than moon face?

Is it possible to have cushings without any other symptoms other than moon face?

Cushings syndrome: Moon face is one of the very common symptom of the Cushings syndrome, but not the only symptoms. The diagnosis is made with symptom complex and laboratory abnormalities in the right clinical setting. Moon face could be mimicked with facial edema and sinus problems also. ...Read more

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On my cheeks there are reddish-brown lines that's like a drawing(shaped like a small smiley face).please help im scared of what it signifies.

On my cheeks there are reddish-brown lines that's like a drawing(shaped like a small smiley face).please help im 
scared of what it signifies.

Picture is worth...: at least a diagnosis. Rashes can be hard without a picture and some basic information but typically a rash described like this is from a virus and benign (not serious), thinking Fifth's disease, Coxsackie, Roseola Lyme disease is a potential if geographically makes sense ...Read more

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Round/oval shaped rashes on face, is there any help for me?

See a dermatologist: There are a number of things this could be. Fungal infection is possible among them. You really should see a dermatologist to formally evaluate this. ...Read more

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Does cushing's syndrome and the moon face disappear after you stop taking the medication that caused it?

Does cushing's syndrome and the moon face disappear after you stop taking the medication that caused it?

Yes: Cushing's syndrome by definition is high level of cortisol in the body. If the cause was taking too much cortisol and you successfully weaned off of it, then you no longer have cushing's syndrome. Moon face could also resolve but this takes a lot longer. ...Read more

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Can nasonex (mometasone) cause moon face?

Can nasonex (mometasone) cause moon face?

Nasal steroid: No, the Nasonex (mometasone) should not cause this. Many longterm studies on intranasal steroids have not documented any systemic sequelae. The main side effects are nasal irritation, epistaxis, and other local issues. ...Read more

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There any way I can avoid the "moon face" from steroids?

There any way I can avoid the "moon face" from steroids?

Several ways!: First, the chances of getting this "moon face" is proportional to dose and duration of therapy. Part of the puzzle as why people put on facial and torso weight, is because of the Insulin resistance that occurs with prednisone. Go low carb while on it. Ask your doctor about the length and duration of rx. Always take the Prednisone in the morning. Side effects are lowered. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a birthmark on my face and i wonder, its shaped like a tear drop , and i wonder what does it mean?

What to do if I have a birthmark on my face and i wonder, its shaped like a tear drop , and i wonder what does it mean?

Birth mark: There are different kinds of birth marks. Birth mark may be present at birth or appear later. Need to see you physician to know what kind of birth mark it is ...Read more