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I am a 24 yr old female with really bad acne. What can I do or take to clear it up? I have pcos

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
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In brief: Talk to your doc

Pcos can cause abn elevation in testosterone which can lead to acne.
I would talk to your doctor or endocrinologist to see if the pcos can be treated. In the meantime i would see a dermatologist because as long as the testosterone is high, the acne may be hard to control and not respond to otc agents.

In brief: Talk to your doc

Pcos can cause abn elevation in testosterone which can lead to acne.
I would talk to your doctor or endocrinologist to see if the pcos can be treated. In the meantime i would see a dermatologist because as long as the testosterone is high, the acne may be hard to control and not respond to otc agents.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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In brief: Tough one

The acne is caused from the over production of hormone (androgens) with your pcos.
Oral contraceptives or birth control will help with both acne and pcos.

In brief: Tough one

The acne is caused from the over production of hormone (androgens) with your pcos.
Oral contraceptives or birth control will help with both acne and pcos.
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