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I am taking metformin and loloestrin fe for pcos. Since starting this brand of bc I have had serious acne near my chin. What else can I try?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Less androgenic pill

Sometimes a birth control pill will increase acne in the beginning but will usually improve it over time.
If you have been on this brand for 3 months and still have acne, a pill with a less androgenic Progesterone such as drospirenone, or norgestimate may improve your acne.

In brief: Less androgenic pill

Sometimes a birth control pill will increase acne in the beginning but will usually improve it over time.
If you have been on this brand for 3 months and still have acne, a pill with a less androgenic Progesterone such as drospirenone, or norgestimate may improve your acne.
Dr. Annette Fineberg
Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Different pill

It may be that you need a pill with a little more estrogen.
The progestin portion of the pill can have some male hormone effects if not balanced with the estrogen. So either increase estrogen or decrease progesterone.

In brief: Different pill

It may be that you need a pill with a little more estrogen.
The progestin portion of the pill can have some male hormone effects if not balanced with the estrogen. So either increase estrogen or decrease progesterone.
Dr. Nancy Durso
Dr. Nancy Durso
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