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How do health professionals test women to see polycystic ovary syndrome?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Bloodwork + sonogram

To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1.
Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md.

In brief: Bloodwork + sonogram

To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1.
Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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