Thank you, Yoshigirl for sharing your experience with us. I am glad to know that now you are fine. I think the most important thing to detect if the acne is caused by a tumour or not, is that you have never had acne before when you were a teen, and I supposed that was your case as you say in your post . Do you agree with me ? Because I think that if you ask the people at this forum the 90% percent were suffering severe acne since they were teenagers.
In Spain, for instance, you don't need to have money to get an appointment with an endocrinologist or to run tests, because it,s free. Although, it's useless because doctor don't pay attention when they know you have severe acne. I am 43 years, and I have visited different dermatologist, and an endocrinologist once, and they say that test show normal hormonal levels and they prescribed the most common medication for acne ( diane35 or Roacutane). I would prefer to pay money and get a full check up.
Thankyou! Yes I agree that acne gets ignored as a medical problem but for sure if it is severe acne there is a underlying cause. We are talking about health here and not just cosmetic reasons. at the beginning I did notice something strange about how I looked and felt. I had maybe 1 or 2 pimples. I went to the doctor and told them that I did not feel right and they said I looked young and healthy and completely ignored all of my complaints they just wanted to put me on bcp too... I should have gotten a second opinion but I didnt know any better until things became unmanageable years later. You gotta go get second opinions from specialists and fight for your health, it'll cost you a lot more money, pain & suffering in the long run if you keep putting it off.