Stop living with the physical and emotional pain of PCOS
For decades Dr. Amos E. Madanes has helped hundreds of women successfully treat PCOS.
At Midwest Fertility Center we know that you don’t want to let PCOS stand the way of your life, or the life of your future child. In order to live the life that you want you need to be healthy. The problem is that PCOS disrupts your life in so many ways: irregular periods, body image issues related to weight, skin and hair, emotional impact, and fertility challenges which makes you feel unhealthy and self-conscious. At Midwest Fertility Center we believe that every woman should have the opportunity to be healthy and live their full life, including becoming a mother. We understand the medical appointments and treatments can be scary which is why we work hard to make your PCOS consultation as comfortable and friendly as possible. Here’s how we do it together:
- Schedule a PCOS Consultation
- Share with us your challanges and goals
- Let us set you on a plan to feel better and achieve your fertility goals.
How is POCS diagnosed and treated with Dr. Amos E. Madanes?
Understanding PCOS and its potential impact on health is crucial and we take the time to educate you about the condition, its symptoms, and the available treatment options. This empowers you to make an informed decisions about your care. We believe in a collaborative relationship with our patience and work to establishing a collaborative and open relationship with healthcare providers is important. We want you to feel heard, understood, and actively involved in decisions about your care. Schedule a POCS consultation.
POCS Treatment Journey
When considering how to diagnose and treat PCOS we know that cost and transparent pricing is an important factor, especially if you are on a fertility journey. If you have insurance, our team will also work with you and your insurance provider to ensure all fertility benefits are received.
What our patience are saying
Does it really work? Will it work for me?
I was nervous going but as soon as I got there the staff was kind and friendly and the doctor was very informative it made me feel like things were possible for me.
Doctor Amos E. Madanes is great. He listened to me and answers all of my questions. They are truly an awesome team. They are dedicated to making your dream a reality.
When I meet Dr. Amos E. Madanes, he was very, very caring. He listened to why I was here. You can see that he wants people’s dreams to come true, its not just a paycheck to him. He told me he will get me pregnant and this year my dream will finally come true because of him.
Ask Dr. Amos E. Madanes Anything About PCOS
If you are worried you have PCOS or are already diagnosed with PCOS and considering treatment options, it is common to have lots of questions. The best way to get all your questions PCOS answered is to schedule a personalized consultation.
What can I expect during a PCOS consultation?
A Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) consultation typically involves a comprehensive evaluation to gather information about your medical history, symptoms, and reproductive health. Here’s what you can generally expect during a PCOS consultation:
1. Medical History:
- Dr. Amos E. Madanes will ask about your menstrual history, including the regularity of your periods, any history of missed periods, and the presence of other menstrual symptoms.
- Details about symptoms associated with PCOS, such as hirsutism (excess hair growth), acne, hair loss, and any difficulties with weight management.
- Questions about your overall health, medical conditions, and medications you may be taking.
2. Physical Examination:
- A physical examination may include checking your blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and signs of androgen excess (such as hirsutism and acne).
- Examination of the reproductive organs may be conducted, typically through a pelvic exam.
3. Blood Tests:
- Blood tests will likely be ordered to assess hormone levels. This may include measurements of androgens (such as testosterone), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH).
- Glucose and insulin levels may also be checked to evaluate for insulin resistance.
4. Pelvic Ultrasound:
- A pelvic ultrasound may be performed to visualize the ovaries. This can help identify the presence of multiple small follicles (cysts) and provide additional information about the ovaries’ structure.
5. Discussion of Symptoms and Concerns:
- You will have the opportunity to discuss your symptoms, concerns, and any challenges you may be facing, including issues related to fertility if applicable.
6. Reproductive Goals:
- If you’re trying to conceive, your healthcare provider will inquire about your reproductive goals and any challenges you may have encountered.
7. Review of Lifestyle Factors:
- Discussion about your lifestyle, including diet, exercise habits, and stress levels. These factors can significantly impact PCOS symptoms.
8. Education and Explanation:
- The healthcare provider will likely explain PCOS, its potential causes, and the range of symptoms associated with the condition.
- Information about the potential impact of PCOS on fertility, metabolic health, and long-term well-being may be discussed.
9. Development of a Treatment Plan:
- Based on the information gathered, your healthcare provider will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include lifestyle modifications, medications, and, if applicable, fertility interventions.
10. Follow-Up Plan:
- A follow-up plan will be established to monitor your progress, adjust the treatment plan as needed, and address any ongoing concerns.
11. Questions and Collaboration:
- You are encouraged to ask questions and actively participate in the decision-making process. Collaboration between you and Dr. Amos E. Madanes is key to successful management of PCOS.
Remember that each PCOS consultation may vary based on your unique circumstances. It’s important to be open and honest during the consultation to ensure an accurate assessment and the development of an effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Does this sound right for you?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), clinically known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a disorder affecting 5 to 10 percent of all women of reproductive age. Although the exact cause of PCOS remains unknown, the disorder leads to changes to the ovaries that result in higher levels of estrogen and testosterone in the body. This common hormonal condition is one of the leading causes of infertility.
At Midwest Fertility Center, we can help treat polycystic ovarian syndrome and the symptoms of PCOS. Our specialists provide a number of methods to assist couples affected by this syndrome. Contact our practice today to learn more.
Common Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
The symptoms of PCOS and their severity can vary a great deal from patient to patient; however, some common symptoms include:
- Irregular, absent, or few menstrual cycles
- High blood pressure
- Elevated levels of insulin, resistance to insulin, or diabetes
- Multiple cysts on ovaries
- Enlarged ovaries
- Obesity concentrated in the midsection
- Excess facial or body hair
- Thinning hair on the scalp
- Acne or oily skin
Polycystic ovarian syndrome can be difficult to diagnose because not all patients with PCOS display the same symptoms. Some patients can be completely unaware that they have PCOS until they are unable to conceive. A significant percentage of women with PCOS struggle with their weight; however, there are also many thin women diagnosed with the disorder.
There are some women who do not have multiple cysts on their ovaries, yet they still have the hormonal irregularities associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS testing can be done at any of our Chicago and Northwest Indiana centers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.
Treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Medical treatment for PCOS is different for each woman, depending on the symptoms and other factors. Typically, treatment is aimed at eliminating the symptoms of the disorder and restoring regular ovulation. Birth control pills and diabetes medication can help patients manage many PCOS symptoms. For women who wish to become pregnant, the first step of PCOS treatment is usually a course of fertility drugs aimed at stimulating ovulation.
Research has also shown that a change in diet and an increase in sustained, regular exercise are both beneficial in treating the condition. Midwest Fertility Center is proud to offer infertile couples a new program designed to improve the overall well-being of our patients through stress management and other methods. If these non-surgical approaches do not work, we can use certain surgical procedures to restore proper ovarian health.
Arrange an appointment with Midwest Fertility Center to discuss polycystic ovarian syndrome ( PCOS) with one of our specialists.
To learn more, call us at 800.244.0212