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Acne Breakout

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Pregnancy can bring on acne or make existing acne worse. The surge of hormones during pregnancy results in the skin secreting more oils. This oily substance (sebum) combined with dead skin cells can clog pores. The most affected areas seem to be the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Stress can make acne breakouts worse, so in addition to using an oil-free cleanser and eating a healthy diet, be sure to take steps to relax and take care of your mental and emotional health. Daily exercise will help skin stay healthier too as it increases blood flow to the skin.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 4 weeks ago » anovallis said:
    8 or 9 DPO and have a break out right at my hairline. I typically get this right before AF, but this breakout is a week early. FX!
  • 7 weeks ago » hillinamanda said:
    12dpo no acne break out but normally I would have this right befor period
  • Oct. 1, 2014 7:22am » kerry86 said:
    11 dpo its bad all around my neck never have this much when af is due
  • Sep. 19, 2014 1:37am » funkyredmonkey said:
    10 & 11 dpo. Never had it in previous cycles. Awful.
  • Aug. 27, 2014 12:46am » Mzmarcie said:
    Skin I really oily wipe it off and it seems like more come im 5dpo
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