Hormones, Pregnancy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hormones, Pregnancy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Many women experience their first HS lesions during pregnancy or right after delivery. Also, some women experience a worsening of HS around these times. Watch to find out why this may be and learn safe ways of managing HS if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant.



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  • Azita

    Reply Reply April 15, 2019


    I have HS and I have plan to be pregnant. What should I consider? previously I’ve used Tetracyclin and Clindomycin for the treatment, didn’t work. So I tried injection and it worked but then after 6 months it started again. Can I take injection during pregnancy?

    Best Regards,

    • Dr. Ashley Biscoe

      Reply Reply April 18, 2019

      Yes – it is considered safe to take biologic injections during pregnancy, as long as your doctor approves. We have patients who have used them during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Best of luck to you! 🙂

  • Lissa Benoit

    Reply Reply April 30, 2019

    Do the inflammations decrease if you stop breastfeeding?

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