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Could my acne be related to infrequent ovulation?

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Dr. Mitchell Bressack
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In brief: Hormone-Induced Acne

Acne is most often idiopathic (meaning we really don't know the cause).
But in women, it can be a sign of hormonal abnormalities, especially when associated with irregular periods, weight gain/obesity, excess facial or body hair, or thinning of the scalp hair. The most common form of hormone-induced acne is polycystic ovarian syndrome. See your dermatologist, but also your gynecologist.

In brief: Hormone-Induced Acne

Acne is most often idiopathic (meaning we really don't know the cause).
But in women, it can be a sign of hormonal abnormalities, especially when associated with irregular periods, weight gain/obesity, excess facial or body hair, or thinning of the scalp hair. The most common form of hormone-induced acne is polycystic ovarian syndrome. See your dermatologist, but also your gynecologist.
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