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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tolia include diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Tolia 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menstrual disorders, fibroids, and infertility. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Budrys studied medicine at 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Pramod include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Pramod takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Pramod (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Robert Goldfarb sees patients in Dearborn, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Goldfarb highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Goldfarb takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Kristen McBride works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Royal Oak, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Livonia, MI. Dr. McBride is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She takes Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Judy Dudum is a Livonia, MI physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Dudum takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Dudum attended medical school at 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, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Muriel Espy is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Espy's areas of expertise include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. She graduated from Meharry Medical College. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Problems, Genital Warts, ... (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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Dearborn, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hajjar include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1737 Crestview Drive
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Arqam Zia, who practices in Canton, MI, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Zia attended Dow Medical College for medical school. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Zia is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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. Her clinical interests include menopause, atrophic vaginitis, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Alfaid speaks Arabic. Dr. Alfaid is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Fadia Altairy, who practices in Dearborn, MI, Canton, MI, and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Altairy include atrophic vaginitis, menopause, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She accepts Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Altairy is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Ms. Lynn Rife works as a midwife and obstetrician and gynecologist in Canton, MI and Dearborn, MI. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and perimenopause. Ms. Rife is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Ms. Rife (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. 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, 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, adolescent gynecology, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. Ms. Granata honors Medicare insurance.

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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 practices midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and perimenopause. She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. Ms. Strawser is an in-network provider 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.