As you are suffering from acne and irregular menses, it is necessary for you to rule out two conditions, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism. PCOS can be diagnosed by an ultra sound of your pelvis and hypothyroidism by a blood test. A diagnosis of hypothyroidism can be also made from its symptoms which include fatigue, menstrual irregularities, weight gain, constipation, depression, inability to focus, brittle nails, dry skin and hair loss. However in cases of mild hypothyroidism, the above symptoms may not be present and thus it is best to conduct a blood test. PCOS and Hypothyroidism can cause acne breakouts as they increase the levels of testosterone which in turn increases the oil production and causes acne breakouts. Once an under active thyroid gland is brought back to normal functioning, your acne and some of the PCOS symptoms may also diminish.

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Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. She is a Registered Medical Practitioner (Registration No A-6516) and a true pioneer in Skin-Friendly Treatments.