Acne and the implant

Patient

Q: Hi, i have had the contraceptive implant for about a year and a half now. My periods stop all together at first then after 6 8 months were a little irregular for two maybe three months. I tried the mini pill and now i have not had a period in a very long time, maybe 10 months? However over the past 8 months my acne has been insane. I used to suffer with the odd spot but now i have large areas that arn't little white heads or comedones but under the skin inflamation that takes weeks to go away. They rarley have heads to them but are painful and sore. Characteristicly i have no real blackheads and little shine on my T-zone just open pores on my t-zone a cheeks. I am now on Tetralysal to help clear up my acne but i have been on it for 2 and a half months and it has not made too much of a difference. Is it possible that my implant is causing these bad break out Or have i just developed adult acne I am 22 years of age. What can I do to stop this?

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