Board Certified Gynecologist located in West Bloomfield, MI

PCOS services in West Bloomfield Township, MI

One in 10 women of childbearing age in the United States have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that affects reproductive hormones and metabolism. Jeffrey Obron, MD, in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, is a board-certified gynecologist specializing in diagnosing and treating PCOS. He takes an individualized and holistic approach to care, creating plans that benefit your physical and emotional well-being. Call today or click the online booking button to schedule a consultation.

What does it mean to have PCOS?

Having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) means you have an imbalance in reproductive hormones where your ovaries produce higher than normal amounts of androgen, a male sex hormone. 

Too much androgen may stop your ovaries from ovulating (releasing an egg), affecting your menstrual cycle. High levels of the male sex hormone may also cause changes in physical appearance, such as excess hair growth on the face and acne.

People with PCOS also have higher blood levels of insulin, the hormone that carries glucose from your blood into your cells for energy. Too much insulin in the blood makes the cells resistant to the actions of the hormone (insulin resistance), affecting your body’s ability to use energy from the food you eat.

My period is irregular. Could I have PCOS?

An irregular period is one of the symptoms of PCOS. With PCOS you may no longer get your period, or it may occur more or less often than usual. PCOS may also cause heavy bleeding. 

Other symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Difficulty managing weight
  • Excess hair growth on the face, back, or chest
  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • Severe acne
  • Patches of thick, dark skin (acanthosis nigricans)
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian cysts

The hormonal imbalance that occurs with PCOS also increases your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea. 

What tests diagnose PCOS?

No single test can diagnose PCOS. Dr. Obron listens to your story and asks detailed questions about your symptoms. He reviews your medical and gynecological history and performs a physical and pelvic exam. 

Dr. Obron runs bloodwork to check hormone levels and performs an ultrasound test to look for ovarian cysts. You can expect a personal call from Dr. Obron when he has the test results he requested.

He diagnoses PCOS based on your symptoms after ruling out other potential causes. 

What are the treatments for PCOS?

Dr. Obron spends time talking to you about PCOS and treatments that can help manage symptoms. He customizes your plan based on your symptoms, related health issues, and future pregnancy plans. 

Treatment for PCOS may include:

  • Combined hormonal birth control (estrogen and progestin)
  • Anti-androgen medication
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Stress reduction therapy
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Natural nutritional supplements

As a solo practitioner, Dr. Obron can give you the time and attention necessary to provide the personalized care you deserve.

Call the office of Jeffrey Obron, MD, today or book an appointment online.