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We found 14 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome near Livonia, MI.

Dr. Kirit K Tolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A218
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Kirit Tolia's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Tolia is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Marie Budrys, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nicole Budrys is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Budrys include menstrual disorders, fibroids, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Budrys is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pregnancy, in Vitro Fertilization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rekha K Pramod, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Rekha Pramod is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Milford, MI and Dearborn, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Pramod (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Her clinical interests include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Pramod studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Steven Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Robert Goldfarb is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldfarb include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Goldfarb attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristen Westmore McBride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
29200 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Kristen McBride's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McBride include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Judy Ann Dudum, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
29200 Schoolcraft
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Judy Dudum specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Livonia, MI. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dudum include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Dudum honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Dudum graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Muriel Jeannette Espy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Muriel Espy practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Espy's areas of expertise include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Espy is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Leila R Hajjar Nolan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Leila Hajjar is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hajjar include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Hajjar takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1737 Crestview Drive
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Arqam Zia's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Zia attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Zia accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Vitamin D Deficiency, Thyroid Cancer, Infertility, Metabolic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ebtisam Mohamed Alfaid, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ebtisam Alfaid practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Detroit, MI and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Alfaid is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alfaid include menopause, atrophic vaginitis, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadia Ali Altairy, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Fadia Altairy is a physician who specializes in obstetrics. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Altairy include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, Contraception, Sexual ... (Read more)

Lynn Michelle Rife, MS
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
6100 Haggerty Road
Canton, MI
 

Ms. Lynn Rife's specialties are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and perimenopause. She takes Medicare insurance. Ms. Rife (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Ms. Rife is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Incontinence, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

Jill Granata
Specializes in Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Ms. Jill Granata's specialties are women's health and obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, adolescent gynecology, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She accepts Medicare insurance. Ms. Granata is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Incontinence, Vaginal Problems, ... (Read more)

Kelly Renee Strawser
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ford Road (dearborn); 5500 Auto Club Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Ms. Kelly Strawser specializes in midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Ms. Strawser's clinical interests: menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and perimenopause. She is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Perimenopause, Cervix Problems, Pelvic Problems, Premenstrual Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common endocrine disorder that causes symptoms such as acne, facial hair, and weight gain. It is often diagnosed when patients experience problems getting pregnant, because PCOS can interfere with ovulation. There is no cure for PCOS, but there are effective treatments that can lessen the severity of the symptoms.

Despite the name, not everyone with polycystic ovarian syndrome develops cysts on their ovaries. It is also possible to have ovarian cysts without having PCOS. The symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome are actually related to insulin resistance, a condition where the insulin made by the body is not effectively recognized by the cells. This causes the pancreas to release higher levels of insulin in order to keep blood sugar levels stable, and the excess insulin interferes with hormone production in the pituitary and ovaries, causing the PCOS symptoms.

The symptoms of PCOS include:
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Facial or body hair
  • Thinning head hair
  • Missing or irregular periods
  • Infertility

PCOS is a syndrome, which means that if you have PCOS you might not have each and every symptom. Even a few of them might be enough to have your physician check you for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your doctor might perform an exam and order blood tests to measure your hormone levels.

Treatment for PCOS may include:
  • Insulin sensitizers, which help your body use the insulin you produce more effectively, lowering hormone levels. The most commonly used insulin sensitizer is metformin.
  • Weight loss. Being overweight does not cause PCOS, and PCOS can make losing weight difficult. Still, weight loss can improve symptoms for many women.
  • Birth control pills to regulate menstruation and sometimes reduce symptoms such as acne.
  • Fertility medications, especially medications to stimulate ovulation such as clomiphene.
  • Anti-androgen medications, which work to treat symptoms such as acne and facial hair.
  • Low-carb diets, which work similarly to insulin sensitizers to lower hormone levels and help reduce weight.
  • Ovarian drilling or resectioning, surgical procedures sometimes performed if infertility is a persistent problem. These procedures open up the wall of the ovary to temporarily make ovulation more likely.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women. Left untreated, it can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Fortunately there are many good treatment options available.