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I had 3 months of irregular cycles and one pimple on jaw line. Could it be pcos, hormonal imbalance?

I had 3 months of irregular cycles and one pimple on jaw line. Could it be pcos, hormonal imbalance?

Need work up to know: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Taking 10mg provera (medroxyprogesterone). Have broken out w/ lots of little pimples around my jaw line. My skin is extremely oil :( is this normal? What can I do to help?

Taking 10mg provera (medroxyprogesterone). Have broken out w/ lots of little pimples around my jaw line. My skin is extremely oil :( is this normal? What can I do to help?

2nd puberty :(: Acne can be normal whenever your hormones change and is very common with birth control pills and shots. You can treat it with acne medications and see if it resolves as your body becomes used to the new hormones you've introduced or you can tell your doctor that you're having this side effect and see if a medicine change is in order. Good luck :). ...Read more

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I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line.I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line.I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

Pimples or cysts: This may be a recurrent acne issue or a viral phenomenon. You should see a dermatologist and they can sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have suddenly got small pimple like things appear on my jaw, cheeks, neck and chest. How do I treat it ??

I have suddenly got small pimple like things appear on my jaw, cheeks, neck and chest. How do I treat it ??

Pimple like things: Sorry, description to vague. Pimple like things could have many origins, and origin must be determined to determine correct treatment. Make an appointment with a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Need evaluation: Hard to say here. See your dentist who can make diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I tried to aggressively pop a pimple but nothing came out and the next day the side of my jaw was swollen. How can I bring the swelling down?

I tried to aggressively pop a pimple but nothing came out and the next day the side of my jaw was swollen. How can I bring the swelling down?

Facial swelling: after trying to express the content of any skin lesion can lead to complications such as yours, a prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment is highly recommended at this time. A simple skin care regimen directed towards decreasing production of sebum/ oil, keeping the pores open and skin clean will always be helpful for future references. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a swollen bump on my chin/jaw. I think it might be a pimple because if I squeeze it a little puss comes out. When I touch it, hurts. Ive had b4?

I have a swollen bump on my chin/jaw. I think it might be a pimple because if I squeeze it a little puss comes out. When I touch it, hurts. Ive had b4?

Abscess: Sounds like a skin abscess. Initially you can use warm compresses and then put neosporin or bacitracin. If it gets larger, doesnt drain or starts to have red streaks coming from it, then you need to see Doc asap. ...Read more

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Swollen node on jaw bone for months with large "pimple" appearing next to it recently then node turned into large "pimple"? Normal?

Swollen node on jaw bone for months with large "pimple" appearing next to it recently then node turned into large "pimple"? Normal?

See an ENT: It is not normal to have what you describe. The only way to know if it is not an emergency is to visit an ENT for evaluation or go to the Urgent Care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I seem to have gotten a lot of whiteheads and breakout on my chin and jaw line in the past few months. What works best for this problem?

I seem to have gotten a lot of whiteheads and breakout on my chin and jaw line in the past few months. What works best for this problem?

"Hands off".: This pattern often is seen by someone who holds there head up with their hands. Oil and dirt on the hands & fingers enters the pores. Try to keep your hands from your face - it may help. ...Read more

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I have weeping sores on the side of face that has made my face and ear and under my jaw really swollen what can I do it started off as a pimple I was ?

I have weeping sores on the side of face that has made my face and ear and under my jaw really swollen what can I do it started off as a pimple I was ?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds potentially incredibly severe with life-threatening consequences. If this is staphylococcal infection the face is such a vascular area that rapid spread to elsewhere may occur. If you cannot be seen immediately by your PCP, go to an ER and be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

Unlikely to return: Pimples/acne are driven by testosterone in both sexes. The level of this hormone goes down with age, therefore your pimples are unlikely to come back. However, you may consult this site for home care for acne, should, God forbid, you get any. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Acne taking time to go.Yesterday,a 'pimple' size of a dime start to grow, near my jaw on the right side. swelling and redness and little numbness?

Acne taking time to go.Yesterday,a 'pimple' size of a dime start to grow, near my jaw on the right side. swelling and redness and little numbness?

See a dermatologist: You do not list any acne med. Once you begin acne therapy you will improve. There are several different treatments, often used in combinations. It may take a few months to reach your goal and meds may need adjustments along the way. There are different treatments for different people, so you need to be seen. ...Read more

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What does a pimple inside the mouth followed by swelling in the neck and jaw mean?

What does a pimple inside the mouth followed by swelling in the neck and jaw mean?

Infection!: The pimple in your mouth could be from an abcessed tooth--the pus trying to escape through your gums. The swelling in your jaw and neck could also be from a tooth abcess--the infection spreading from the bone into the soft tissues. See a dentist asap! if you have an abcessed tooth causing problems like you have described, you could get very sick very soon. Get treatment. ...Read more

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Infected pimple on left side of face, swollen/painful lymph node under jaw also left side. Should I be worried about cancer? Or is it the pimple

Infected pimple on left side of face, swollen/painful lymph node under jaw also left side. Should I be worried about cancer? Or is it the pimple

Reactive node: Any inflammation, irritation, or infection involving the face, mouth, throat, ear, and scalp can cause enlarged, tender local lymph nodes. Cancer is very unlikely. ...Read more

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I got a pimple inside my mouth by my tounge in jaw bone is it bad?

I got a pimple inside my mouth by my tounge in jaw bone is it bad?

See a dentist: There is a good possibility that the pimple is a drainage from an abscessed tooth or even a gum infection but you must see a dentist to rule out something more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more