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Which blood tests should i do to confirm pcos...ultrasound shows polycystic ovaries..my periods are very regular and lh fsh and e2 are normal on day 3?

Which blood tests should i do to confirm pcos...ultrasound shows polycystic ovaries..my periods are very regular and lh fsh and e2 are normal on day 3?

No Blood test...: There is no blood test specifically for PCOS. The diagnosis is based on your medical history, periods, etc. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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All hormones in range, pcos on ultrasound and lh:fsh is 3:1. Shbg, dhea, test, estro all normal. Prog lev. In luteal as if follicu. Stage. What is it?

All hormones in range, pcos on ultrasound and lh:fsh is 3:1. Shbg, dhea, test, estro all normal. Prog lev. In luteal as if follicu. Stage. What is it?

PCOS and ovulation: The labs suggest you have pcos and are not ovulating regularly. You may take Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara to get you to ovulate consistently. If the oral medications aren't successful, you may need to consider injectable medications or ivf as an alternative. Depending on other parameters, you may also benefit from using metformin or some measure to reduce your Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Would being obese cause a woman to spot bleed for over a month? Pcos but ultrasound was ok. Can't get in to see an ob/gyn till august

Would being obese cause a woman to spot bleed for over a month?  Pcos but ultrasound was ok. Can't get in to see an ob/gyn till august

Abnormal bleeding: Irregular spotting is never normal. Try and get a checkup sooner. Obesity can increase the chance or hormone imbalance and other problems, like cysts and polyps and precancerous changes in the uterus. ...Read more

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(PCOS) Vaginal ultrasound. The Dr use the term STRING OF PEARLS to describe the cystic that were found on both ovaries. What will Premarin (conjugated estrogens) do to help?

(PCOS) Vaginal ultrasound. The Dr use the term STRING OF PEARLS to describe the cystic that were found on both ovaries. What will Premarin (conjugated estrogens) do to help?

Not sure: The string of pearls how we describe the ultrasound appearance of PCOS. This is an ultrasound finding and does not definitively mean someone has polycystic ovarian syndrome. Premarin (conjugated estrogens) is not a typical treatment for PCOS. Birth control pills, testosterone blockers, Progesterone like drugs and metformin are sometimes used to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

Some or: all of the things you mentioned. It depends upon the findings and practices of your doctor. You'll just have to wait and see. ...Read more

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Might it be that a doctor diagnose pcos without an ultrasound?

Might it be that a doctor diagnose pcos without an ultrasound?

Yes, BUT..: The rotterdam criteria for the diagnosis of pcos requires 2 out of 3 of the following: 1: oligoovulation and/or anovulation 2: excess androgen activity 3: polycystic ovaries (by gynecologic ultrasound) so, technically. A diagnosis could be reached without an ultrasound but it would be rather unusual not to get one! ...Read more

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Can pcos be genetic or it starts at puberty can pcos appear on ultrasound before puberty ?

Can pcos be genetic or it starts at puberty can pcos appear on ultrasound before puberty ?

There is: Certainly a genetic predisposition to pcos. Ultrasound is not a good or reliable test for detecting pcos. It is much more of a clinical and sometimes lab diagnosis, which is difficult to make before puberty. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I was told I have pcos with an ultrasound showing it but my blood work came back normal. Is this possible and what does it mean?

I was told I have pcos with an ultrasound showing it but my blood work came back normal. Is this possible and what does it mean?

PCOS: There is no blood test that confirms or rules out PCOS. It is clinical diagnosis, based on a combination of symptoms including irregular periods, weight problems, excess body hair growth. One might also see high blood male hormone levels, evidence for insulin resistance, high LH/FSH ratio, and cysts on the ovaries, but these findings are not necessary for a clinical diagnosis of PCOS. ...Read more

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Before taking Clomid (clomiphene) i didn't have pcos that's what ultrasound and my dr said do you think i would develop cyst because i took Clomid (clomiphene) 1st n last time?

Before taking Clomid (clomiphene) i didn't have pcos that's what ultrasound and my dr said do you think i would develop cyst because i took Clomid (clomiphene) 1st n last time?

Ovarian cyst: Sometimes, after taking clomid, (clomiphene) you can develop an ovarian cyst. Clomid (clomiphene) works by making your brain think you are not making enough fsh hormone. This stimulates more fsh to be released and it an stimulate more than 1follicle (containing the egg) to develop. If you ovulate only 1, the remaining follicles may continue to grow even if the egg inside dies, this may be the cyst your doctor saw on us. ...Read more