Acne That Worsens During Your Period

What Causes Hormonal Acne?

Hormonal acne can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose hormonal acne, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "hormonal acne" as a symptom.  For example, adrenal fatigue.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
history of adult allergies
sinusitis
history of adolescent acne
fatigue for over 3 months
history of asthma
sugar/sweet craving
unusual vaginal bleeding
breast soreness during cycle
male characteristics
low energy/stamina
hair loss on lower legs
low diastolic blood pressure
... and more than 40 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of hormonal acne.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Existing Skin Conditions section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about acne that worsens during your period:
If you have Acne, is it worse with stress and before or during your period?
Possible responses:
→ No / not applicable / don't know
→ Somewhat
→ Definitely
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate acne worse during period, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency.
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