Androgen in birth control pills

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Avatar n tn Yes the hormones in Seasonique can cause acne. You should instead choose a combined birth control pill with anti-androgen properties such as Yasmin or Yaz. Eloise.
Avatar f tn I have been on two androgen blocking drugs, and one month of BC pills. I was told to take sprinolactone on 4th day to 21st of my cycle. I have had anisocoria for almost 3 weeks and it started 3-4 days after I added oral contracetives/sprinolactone to my antiandrogen pill (Flutamide) . Yesterday was the last BC pill i have and it is a 21 day pill ( no sugar pill). The problem is that I do not know which pupil is the abnormal one.
Avatar n tn The best ones for clearing acne are anti-androgen pills such as Diane35 (Dianette) or combined pills such as Ortho Tri-cyclen (Cilest). If you don't want to take the pill ask your doctor about treating acne with oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline or topical retinoids like Retin-A or Differin gel. Eloise.
Avatar m tn Researchers say many men are very willing to become involved in the studies and are anxious to see a male birth control pill on the market. A range of choices Over the past 5 years, researchers around the world have had a great deal of success with male contraceptive pills, patches, implants and creams that deliver various amounts of hormones.
Avatar n tn I was on Yasmin for 4 years. Just went off to try to have another baby. Sex drive has "sky rocketed"! Decrease in sex drive is a side-effect of many birth control pills. I think that is why they work so well. Hard to get pregnant when you dont fell like having sex;) Good luck to you!
Avatar f tn Acne forms when androgens (hormones) stimulate the sebaceous glands. Anti-androgen or combined birth control pills therefore help in clearing and preventing acne. If you have a particular reason for not taking the pill (heavy smoker, overweight, over 35) speak to your doctor about other acne treatments. Oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline are helpful, as are topical retinoids such as Retin-A. Eloise.
Avatar f tn i have been really stressed so much i dont know if that is the reason why im not getting my period but does anyone know if i go on Birth Control my period will come back regularly ? Please answer this Question and e-mail me at ***@**** For your answer i would like to know asap because im so worried and stressing.
Avatar n tn Now he's placed me on Necon 1/35 and I've noticed that my hair feels thinner than it did before. Is that something that commonly occurs after switching pills and goes away? In terms of the endrometriosis, I also don't know if theres a specific reason why I need to be on Necon 1/35. I've been reading up and it seems I should be trying to find a pill that is high-estrogen, low-androgen, and low-testosterone.
Avatar f tn Later on, I have read on PCOS and I just realized that the only way to treat dermoid cyst is to have it removed. So after undergoing operation, I don't wanna take birth control pills because of side effects and losing chances of being pregnant in the future. So if you know any other treatment like natural harmone replacement threapy or nartural herb or Mecafem for PCOS and dermoid cyst, please share what you experience. Thank you for your help.
Avatar f tn The best birth control pills for acne prone skin are Diane35 (also called Dianette) and Yasmin as these are anti-androgen pills. Do not use progesterone only mini-pills or get the Depo shot as these will make spots worse. Accutane changes the skin so products that did not work for you before may now help, like oral antibiotics or prescription topical gels. It is possible to take a second course of accutane, and this is indicated in about 20% of accutane patients.
Avatar f tn Oral antibiotics such as oxytetracycline or Lymecycline attack the bacteria which cause acne. Anti-androgen birth control pills like Diane35 or Yasmin can be benefical to women with acne.
Avatar m tn My weight loss is not much yet, but I was wondering if taking these birth control pills is actually the reason for my weight loss? I know birth control pills are supposed to help with hormonal imbalances, so would taking them also enable me to finally start losing weight, despite the fact that so many women say birth control pills cause them to GAIN weight?
Avatar f tn Acne is caused when androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) stimulate the sebaceous glands in the skin. Certain birth control pills are based on testosterone and can make acne worse. Yaz and Yasmin contain oestrogen and an anti-androgen, both of which block the action of testosterone on the skin. Necon 1/35 is also recommended for acne patients, so it is unusual that your's has got slightly worse. Yaz obviously suited you better, was there a particular reason for changing to Necon?
Avatar f tn Hello, This looks like side effects of the birth control pills. However for irregularity in periods esepcially if you are overweight, get polycystic ovarian syndrome ruled out. This can also cause continuous bleeding. It is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance.So ovaries develop more follicles than normal every month.
Avatar n tn I'm also 22, and stopped taking my birth control in February. My last period lasted for 4 days at the end of Feb., and I have not had one since. Over 6 months later! I have abstained from sex for quite some time, so pregnancy is not an option. I had a physical in May, and the doctor said that my lack of menstruation was normal...but that was only a couple months without it. I have had a history with ruptured ovarian cysts, which are by far the MOST PAINFUL things to have to go through.
Avatar f tn Smoking also increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, and since one of the more common treatments is birth control pills, smoking is out of the question. Medicines commonly prescribed include: Birth control pills. They can help your periods be regular and can reduce symptoms such as excess facial hair and acne. An androgen-lowering medicine, spironolactone, may be used with birth control pills to help reduce symptoms even more.
3621615 tn?1347732313 1.) Can birth control make you fat or gain weight? 2.) What kind of birth control do you recommend for a seventeen year old girl? 3.) What are the risk factors of birth control? And also, I've heard of "combination pills" or something and they are a type of birth control that also help with acne and breast growth and so on... Is that true? I really need help deciding. I tried researching online but I never know what to believe. Help?
Avatar n tn Acne is caused by three things hormones, toxins in your body and bacteria in your intestines. You can control your hormones with Birth Control Pills or you can control your hormones with a good diet. Remember that bacteria feeds on sugar so try to limit the amount of sugar. Some people say diet has nothing to do with acne, but when you have a bad breakout, you'll find out what foods will make the condition worse or better. For me, I believe that salt & sugar are two main culprits.
Avatar f tn In older acne patients minocycline, doxycycline, oxytetracycline or lymecycline may be better. When birth control pills and oral antibiotics have resulted in failure or relapse, oral Isotretinoin (Accutane) virtually always results in excellent or total skin clearance. I appreciate you may not be interested in this synthetic retinoid, but it usually results in a long term remission from acne after just one course lasting 16-24 weeks.
Avatar n tn I was taking birth control for almost 10 years to control my acne in this specific area. The birth control was the only thing keeping the chin acne under control - it was great. Three months ago I stopped taking the birth control with concerns of being on it too long. Should I go back to taking an oral contraceptive or is there other options that can provide the same results? My chin acne is awful! The acne flares up during ovulation and hasn't completely gone away.
Avatar n tn Extra androgen comes from medications such as certain progestins used in some brands of birth control pills or bodybuilding steroids that contain androgens or have some effects similar to androgens. Other medicines may indirectly cause the body to manufacture extra androgen hormones. These include some medicines to treat nausea, schizophrenia, agitation, epileptic seizures, migraine headaches, bipolar disorder, aggression and high blood pressure, as well as estrogens and opiate medications.
Avatar n tn We can remove the hormonal factor by using anti-androgen birth control pills. ham21 you don't say if you've tried Diane35 (Dianette in UK) or Yasmin. I've taken Dianette without side effects and Yasmin is the newest anti-androgen on the market. If these don't work for you, discuss accutane with your dermatologist or get back to me if you have any questions.
Avatar n tn The birth control pills you should use to help acne are either Diane35 or Yasmin as they're anti-androgen so if you're not already on one of those, switch to them. Do not use progestorone only mini pills or get the Depo shot as this will make acne worse. The best topical lotions are Differin or Dalacin-T available from your doctor. You could also take a course of anti-biotics such as oxytetracycline or erythromycin.
Avatar n tn You need to use two forms of birth control whilst on Roaccutane and for 5 weeks afterwards. After that the drug will have left your body and there is no risk to a pregnancy conceived after that time. I would recommend Roaccutane if your acne has not responded to adequate courses of oral antibiotics and anti-androgen birth control pills (Dianette/Diane35). I have taken it if you would like to talk. Eloise.
Avatar n tn Other useful oral anti-biotics for acne are erythromycin or oxytetracycline. It sounds as if your acne may be hormonal. Do you use birth control pills? Taking an anti-androgen contraceptive like Yasmin or Diane35 provides birth control and clears up acne. Avoid the mini-pill or Depo shot as these can make acne worse. Be patient with the Differin, it is probably the most effective topical lotion and will be even more effective if used in conjunction with oral antibiotics or anti-androgens.
Avatar f tn Don't worry, these are commonly prescribed for teenage acne rather than birth control. Acne occurs when androgens (male hormones found in male and female bodies) stimulate the sebaceous glands in the skin. Bacteria on the skin feeds off the excess oil (sebum) blocking the pores and resulting in spots. Combined contraceptive pills block the action of androgens on the skin. They can be used in conjunction with oral antibiotics and topical gels.
Avatar f tn Female acne patients will also benefit from taking an anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Diane35 or Yasmin. You don't say how old your daughter is, but these birth control pills are commonly prescribed to teenage girls with acne even if they are not sexually active. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar f tn i was supposed to get it again on July 28th but didnt because i bled everyday while i was on it , i was prescribed birth control pills after because i wanted another method & it seemed to make the bleeding go away , i used the pills only for a month & when i came off i had a regular period & now im back to the bleeding & spotting ..
Avatar f tn I have gone to the OB because i dont have a period it comes and goes as it pleases but because i dont have insurance all she did was put me on birth control which defeats the purpose of trying to get pregnant so i was wondering if there is any way that i can get pregnant with out having a period?