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will my acne get worse with birth control?

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I'm 19 and have been taking birth control pills (a generic version of Yaz) for several years for acne. It's worked well, and I rarely get breakouts. However, I recently became sexually active and it's sometimes a pain remembering to take them at the same time daily. I've been looking into more longtemr birth control solutions. I'm interested in hormonal IUDs (Mirena/Skyla) but I've heard that because hormones from IUDs are localized vs systemic (like pills) my acne will get worse. Is this true?


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replied November 23rd, 2016
Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A59536
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. With acne history pills are better option as they help in PCOS. IUDs wont be of much help fromt herapeutic point of view, for birth control that is better.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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