Acne Treatments Questions and Answers Archive

Dec
1999

Q&A: What is polycyctic ovary syndrome and what can be done so my wife can bare a child?

Question:

My wife his Polycistic Ovarys and we are trying to start a family. Can someone please explain, Firstly what are polycistic Ovarys and what type of treatment is best for a child.

- Paul

Answer:

 Daniel Potter, MD, FACOG - LocateADoc.com

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a diverse group of conditions which result in anovuation (failure to ovulate). Women with PCOS often have irregular menses and can also have excess secretion of androgens. Androgen excess can lead to acne and increased hair growth on the face, chest and stomach. Treatment usually consists of administering a medication that will make the woman ovulate (such as clomid). She should be evaluated by a gynecologist or a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology and infertilty).

-- Daniel Potter, MD, FACOG
Fullerton, California



Jul
1999

Q&A: I was on antibiotics for 7 years for acne and now have food allergies, so what could be the problem?

Question:

used antibiotics for @ 7 yrs due to rx by dermotologists which i ended 3 yrs ago. prescribed due to acne. 31 yo. already allergic to milk protein. in the meantime , developed allergy to garlic, soy, any spice. more diarrhea-like with casein allergy. what could problem be? still getting acne from eating these things, otherwise ok. tried birth control also-last yr- and no better. thanks for the response, in advance.

- missy

Answer:

Stephen A Imbeau, MD - LocateADoc.com

difficult to sort out acne and allergy is controversial see if a Board Certified Allergist can help

--Stephen A Imbeau, MD
Florence, South Carolina



Jul
1999

Q&A: When do I need to get off the pill to get pregnant?

Question:

I am 32 y/o female who has been on the pill off and on since (this time for 5 yrs total 10 yrs altog) i was 16 y/o from preventing pregnancy to acne to ovarian cysts (non cancerous) which i have had on both ovary's at different times i had abdomen surgery to deflate one of them which was filled with water and stayed in the hospital for days my question is I want to have a baby 1 1/2 -2 yrs and i have read that it can take a long time to become pregnant so i want to plan ahead and want to know the facts-and if i need to get off the pill and when??? and on the other end I am afraid of getting another cyst -help

- worried-in

Answer:

Daniel Potter, MD, FACOG - LocateADoc.com

It sounds like you may have polycystic ovaries. If when you stop the pill you don't have regualr periods, see your gynecologist. You may need a little help.

--Daniel Potter, MD, FACOG
Fullerton, California