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If you have polycystic ovaries ultrasound (but no other signs such as obesity, acne etc), will it make it worse if not taking birth control pill?
Not worse: Birth control pills can be used to regulate the cycles in people who have PCOS who are not cycling regularly. Not taking them will not make PCOS but the cycles will still be irregular, ...Read more
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
How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?
Yes: For the acne, seek the care of a dermatologist who can advise you on the best way to cleanse and treat your skin. As for obesity, the best medications are a daily dose of exercise and alterations to the timing and content of one's meals. If you don't feel like you know enough about either, seek professional advice from your pcp who can give you permission to see a nutritioninst and trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am obese, if I loose the weight, will my periods regulate again, the excess hair go away as well as the acne, and fatigue. My voice as well?
Weight loss: Many gynecological problems are directly attributable to obesity. You may have a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrome which can be treated reversing many of the clinical signs you describe. Contact your ob/gyn for testing so you could live a healthier and happier lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dr. Said i had polycystic ovarian syndr, but i don't have cysts, obesity or extreme body hair. Only medium acne & menstrual cramps.Is that possible?
Yes: The polycystic ovary syndrome has a wide variety of presentations. Anovulation and certain hormonal changes are the key factors although obesity, excessive hair growth, and a certain type of ovarian cysts are common. The menstrual cramps can be part of it if your periods are heavy. You need to be concerned about the Insulin resistance which is common and can lead to diabetes. ...Read more
Getting pimples. I think it's because of my food habits i'm also obese. Any suggestions will be helpful?
PCOS? If female: If you're female, check for polycystic ovary syndrome. Women with this endocrine disorder are obese, have acne, irregular cycles and are hirsute (hairy). See your doctor for a proper evaluation and treatment. If you're male see your doctor for treatment advice for acne and obesity. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ds00423. ...Read more
Symptoms: abdominal obesity, palpitations, cold hands/feet, irregular periods, adult acne, reactive hypoglycemia, sugar cravings. Hormone issue?
I'll bet so: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can manage the complex of hyperandrogenism, obesity, Insulin resistance, menstrual problems, and hyperandrogenism that is so common today. Equally important -- forgive me, but you know it's true -- you'll be far happier and healthier if you get back to a lifestyle of intense aerobic exercise. Be brave and get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more