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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 207
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Susan Baldwin works as a general OB/GYN in Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Baldwin include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Patients gave Dr. Baldwin an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baldwin graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Erica Lowery is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lowery attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Lowery is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Issues, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Roland practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Roland's areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. The average patient rating for Dr. Roland is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roland accepts. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Infertility, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Latoia Marks is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Marks is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Marks has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Manisha Chandalia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Independence Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia's specialty is adult endocrinology. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandalia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandalia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed's specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. He practices in Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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.
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