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    Old 08-07-2002, 09:52 PM   #1
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    does acne for girls get worse when they have periods?

    my psychology professor was saying that guys get acne more than girls because they always have testerone in them, but for girls they get acne mostly when they get periods, so according to her guys are more unlucky when it comes to acne. would you guys agree?

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    Old 08-07-2002, 09:58 PM   #2
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    Re: does acne for girls get worse when they have periods?

    it depends on what kind of acne you have. I have cystic acne and I'm female.. and it pops up whenever it feels the need.

    Old 08-08-2002, 10:35 PM   #3
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    Re: does acne for girls get worse when they have periods?

    I agree with Echo0022. It really does depend on what kind of acne you have. I'm a female and I have moderate acne ALL the time. Sure it gets worse during my period, but it doesn't go away afterwards either.

    Old 08-09-2002, 08:55 AM   #4
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    Re: does acne for girls get worse when they have periods?

    My acne is like Collie's -- moderate, but persistant. Gets worse during period, but doesn't go away. Who has it worse is not really an issue. It is very individual.

    Old 08-09-2002, 10:04 AM   #5
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    Re: does acne for girls get worse when they have periods?

    Ok, mine is a little different.

    I'm 37. And I was on the pill until last month. I noticed something really strange on my last cycle.

    My acne gets worse before my period and then the day of my period it went away. Completely! Then the day I was to start my next month, my acne started coming back.

    All I can attribute this to is the drop in progesterone during my period.

    Also, when I was on Ortho-tricyclen I would know my period was just about to begin because I would get this hard red bump on my face just the day before. It literally swelled up in twenty minutes (you could feel the inflamation) and then subside a few hours later. Boom, my period began.

    Weird huh!

    It's been 3 weeks since I got off the Diane 35 and my acne is coming on like a demon. Lots of little spots this week. Now I don't think it matters about my period.

    Old 08-12-2002, 05:59 PM   #6
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    Re: does acne for girls get worse when they have periods?

    My acne has been hormonal. I can tell the period is coming because my face starts to break out. It takes my face a month to clear up, by that time, its started all over again. I also noticed sleeping with my face up against pillows or on phones etc will break it out as well, Ugh!

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