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PCOS services offered in Waxahachie, TX

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common problem among women of childbearing age and can cause numerous disruptive symptoms. Gregory Kroeger MD, FACOG, and Tracy Glass, DO, FACOG, of Advanced Women's Healthcare of Waxahachie in Waxahachie, Texas, offer top-quality diagnostic and treatment services for PCOS. Get started by requesting a visit online or by phone today.


PCOS Q&A

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a type of hormonal disorder that affects women who are within the childbearing phase of life. Researchers are unsure of the exact cause of PCOS, but believe that genetics, insulin resistance, and excess androgen production play causal roles. 

Some women with PCOS develop small cysts on their ovaries, but many do not. Left untreated, this condition can lead to increased risks for infertility, miscarriage, uterine pre-cancerous conditions, uterine cancer, hyperlipidemia, and Type 2 diabetes. 

What are some symptoms of PCOS?

Understanding the symptoms of PCOS can help you know when to seek care for yourself or a loved one. Some of the signs of this condition include:

  • Irregular or prolonged periods
  • Abnormal hair growth on your face
  • Acne
  • Darkened areas of skin (acanthosis nigricans)
  • Obesity

Because these symptoms are not all clearly linked to gynecologic health, diagnosis requires a thorough assessment and a discussion of your symptoms. You know your body better than anyone, so if you sense something is wrong, reach out to book a diagnostic work-up.  

Are there treatments that can help with PCOS?

Treatment for PCOS depends on whether or not you’re planning to become pregnant. Therapies are directed at overcoming infertility to achieve pregnancy or controlling the symptoms of PCOS, such as menstrual cycle regulation, abnormal hair growth, acne, insulin resistance, and obesity. 

Treating PCOS is a highly customized process, so be sure to discuss your needs and goals with your doctor to shape your plan accordingly. 

When you’re ready to begin, booking a visit is fast and easy by phone. You can also request an appointment online.

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