What's the next step if I suspect that my acne, irregular periods and weight gain is due to hormones?Acne & Scars Endocrinology
Hello! I have been having a break out on my face for a few months now. I used to have relatively clear skin before and I couldn't find the problem that caused this breakout because I didn't make any changes to my lifestyle. I have seen a GP previously, and she gave me Clindoxyl cream - which was not very effective (I have used up half a tube). I am wondering if it is caused by my hormones because my menses have been very irregular and delayed as well (it has always been regular) and I have gained a bit of weight even though I did not change my diet or eating habits. I'm not sure what is the first step that I should take to solve this problem. If it is indeed caused by my hormones, what kind of doctors should I be seeing in Singapore? Thank you for your time!
You might want to start with your general practitioner who will be able to arrange for a physical exam, some basic and diagnostic blood tests, as well as a pelvic ultrasound. In Singapore, endocrinologists and gynaecologists most commonly manage PCOS.
If your symptoms and acne are indeed due to the above hormonal issue, management with lifestyle changes such as weight management, with or without oral contraceptive pills, can be of good use.
Hope this helps!