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A 20-year-old male asked:

My gf got a usg done for irregular periods. the doc said she has a "string of pearls" but didn't diagnose her with pcos or any other conditions. is it ok/normal to have the string of pearls in one of her ovaries? will it stay there forever? she is 20?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
"String of pearls" is not a common term relating to ultrasound examination of ovaries, but assuming what is meant refers to undeveloped ovarian follicles, it is not by itself conclusive to diagnose "PCOS". Treatment for PCOS is to use oral bcp's until pregnancy is planned, to eliminate long term effects of PCOS.
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