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Thyroid and acne

I have not had my thyroid tested but it was requested by my doctor.  I'm sure it is fine but I do have a question.  I was told that they thyroid gland can cause acne, is that true?  I am 34 and am starting to have pimples again.  

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malleigh,

I don't know if thyroid does. Outside of this occurring without a medical cause, I am aware that PCOS can cause acne.
I think due to excess androgens (Testosterone).
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any kind of hormone imballance can cause acne.
Get you sex hormones tested, as well as your adrenal function.
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My acne flared pretty bad a few months after starting levothyroxine.  i've been trying to avoid iodine in my diet, since i've noticed my skin breaks out much less without iodine.
when i looked at the ingredients in levothyroxine, it says it contains iodine.  :-(
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