I have had hormonal acne, ovarian cyst, hair growth. All symptoms for imbalance I have. I know I have hormone imbalance so why did test come back norm?
Sometimes. Sometimes it has to do with increased hormone receptors.
Depends on tests. Which tests should be done for hormonal imbalance? For example, it is important to test for free testosterone and not just for total testosterone because it's the free form that causes symptoms. Also other hormones: dhea-s, androstenedione, fsh, lh, estradiol, progesterone, 17oh progesterone, prolactin, hg a1c. Tests to be done when off hormone pills x at least 1 month and on day 2-3 of cycle.
Could my acne be related to ovarian cysts and excess facial hair? Last checked (about a month ago) hormones were okay. My cycles are regular 28 days.
Yes. Respectfully, i doubt we fully understand a woman's hormonal symphony. The question we can answer isn't whether you have a relative excess of androgens or what else may be involved, but whether your acne can be treated effectively. If you want, it can be, whether by the oral contraceptive pill, topical rx (clindamycin, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide), and/or systemic antibiotics. Thanx 4 writing. Read more...