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Is my acne hormonal?

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Is my acne hormonal?

I hear it a lot in my clinical practice: "I think my acne might be hormonal". In a sense all acne is hormonal. You may not have overt hormonal aberrations turn up on your blood test, but there may be something more subtle at play. Let me explain...

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PCOS explained: what happens in your body when you don't ovulate

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PCOS explained: what happens in your body when you don't ovulate

So you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  Confused?  I was.  You may have been told it’s about cysts, excess male hormones or lack of ovulation.  All you really know is that something is not right.  It might be showing up for you as acne that persists well beyond your teenage years, excess hair on you belly, chin and upper lip, irregular periods, weight gain, or maybe you’ve finally decided it’s time to have a baby and the pregnancy test is negative month after month...

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How to Recognise PCOS

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How to Recognise PCOS

Got acne? Irregular periods? Excess hair growth? Trouble conceiving? Scalp hair loss? You might have polycystic ovarian syndrome.  Read on to find out...

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