Re: Question for Dr....acne & infertility

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Posted by Larry Grunfeld, MD on June 23, 19100 at 14:49:43:

In Reply to: Question for Dr....acne & infertility posted by tf on June 22, 19100 at 17:24:35:

I am sorry that I don't know the specific study, but high male hormone levels can cause infertility. In some cases, acne is due to polycystic ovaries. Most cases of acne are just sensitive skin with normal male hormone levels. If you do have acne and don't menstruate regularly you probably have some form of polycystic ovaries. Check with your doctor.

Larry Grunfeld, MD

: I heard there was some research done at Harvard
: concerning women who had had acne as teenagers and
: subsequent infertility problems. Is there any correlation?
: Can you tell me where to find the research?
: thanks,
: tf

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