Obstetrics and Gynecologist in West Houston, TX

If you’re one of the six million women in the United States with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you can find high-quality, integrative care at Elite Women’s Care Center. The experienced team provides comprehensive diagnostic testing and PCOS management services for adult women and adolescent girls. The providers can prescribe medications and help you make lifestyle changes and diet improvements to keep PCOS symptoms under control. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule a PCOS evaluation or book a consultation online today. 


What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that results from high levels of the androgen hormone. Too much androgen causes small, fluid-filled cysts to form on the outer edge of your ovary.

The underlying cause of PCOS isn’t well understood. Your genetic background, low-grain inflammation, and insulin resistance may increase your risk of developing the condition. Symptoms of PCOS tend to be more severe in those who are overweight or obese.

Elite Women’s Care Center offers comprehensive PCOS services, including diagnostic testing and customized treatment plan. The experienced OB/GYNs focus on relieving symptoms and preventing PCOS-related complications like infertility, miscarriage, and type 2 diabetes.

When should I seek medical care for PCOS?

PCOS can affect adolescent girls and adult women during their childbearing years. Girls can experience PCOS symptoms starting after their first menstrual cycle. You can also develop symptoms after having periods for some time.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Elite Women’s Care Center if you or your child experiences symptoms of PCOS such as:

  • Irregular periods
  • Severe acne
  • Excess facial or body hair
  • Male-pattern baldness
  • Infertility

The providers can diagnose PCOS through a physical exam, pelvic exam, and ultrasound imaging. They may also take a blood sample to check your hormone levels.

Based on your exam and test results, the physicians customize a care plan to relieve your symptoms and prevent additional complications.

How is PCOS treated?

Your treatment plan for PCOS focuses on managing existing symptoms. The Elite Women’s Care Center providers may initially recommend lifestyle and diet changes you can make to address weight challenges that can worsen PCOS symptoms.

Lifestyle changes may include getting daily exercise to regulate your blood sugar levels. Eating a healthy diet also supports weight loss and boosts your overall wellness.

Your physician may also prescribe hormonal birth control to regulate your periods and prevent excessive hair growth on your face and body.

If you’re having difficulties becoming pregnant, the providers can create a treatment plan to address PCOS-related infertility. They can also refer you to a fertility specialist for additional care.

Call Elite Women’s Care Center to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for PCOS symptoms or book an appointment online today.