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Pcos And Skin Problems
Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?
Not usually: Unless the remaining ovaries are pathologically producing excess androgens(male hormone) from an enclosed tumor, then no. The ovaries will continue to function post op the same as pre-op unless their vascular connection is compromised during surgery. If there is a hormonal imbalance, the source could be with other endocrine organs such as the adrenal gland. ...Read more
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
Many women in family have buffalo humps and history of diabetes and possibly pcos. Could this indicate some underlying hormonal problem?
If only PCOS symptoms are a little excess hair, secondary amenorrhea, and elevated liver functions, can diagnosis still be PCOS?
PCOS: Most experts (not all) agree that pcos is diagnosed based on 1) irregular/skipped periods, 2) ultrasound appearance, 3) elevated blood androgen levels. The reason it's called a syndrome is because not all patients have exactly the same symptoms. Hair is not a diagnostic criterion for PCOS, nor are liver function tests. ...Read more
That is possible: Hirsutism is not uncommon with PCOS.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Does milk intolerance cause excess sebum on scalp? And other causes of excess sebum? And hair thinning is associated with it??
No: It has no significant influence on either issue. ...Read more
If suffering from harmonal imbalance due to which irregular menses takes palace also skin problems such as dark spot at the back and neck.?
Dark Neck: Most people with acanthosis nigricans have an Insulin level that is higher than that of people of the same weight who don't have acanthosis nigricans. Eating too much of the wrong foods, especially starches and sugars, can raise Insulin levels. Treatments to improve skin appearance include retin-a, 20% urea, Alpha hydroxyacids, and salicylic acid prescriptions. ...Read more
Can high cholesterol cause skin problems? Is it possible for high cholesterol to cause any skin problems such as acne or dryness?
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 more
Is there any treatment for polycystic ovaries and how can one control the growth of facial hair and obesity caused by this disease?
Hypothyroid and lipids, if tryglcerides are high what problems can this cause along with having hypothyroid?
I suffer from coarse facial hair on my chin, upper lip and cheeks and acne. Periods are regular, but ultra sound shown cyst. Hirsutism or PCOS?
Need more info: PCOS is a syndrome of symptoms usually including: irregular periods, (skipping periods, then very heavy typically), hair growth on face, breasts, abdomen, thighs, (often,not always) overweight, pre-diabetes, and typical laboratory findings. Your brief history sounds more like hirsutism. more info would be helpful ...Read more