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Do I have polycystic ovary syndrome if chubby and hairy only with irregular periods?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

The original syndrome as described has been modified to include many forms including the presenting features.
Also helpful to make the diagnosis would be family history and an lh/fsh of about 3/1 with sonographic evidence of polycyclic ovaries. Treatment for those not wanting to conceive include bcp's, depilatories and weight loss; for those wanting to conceive try Clomid (clomiphene) initially.

In brief: Possibly

The original syndrome as described has been modified to include many forms including the presenting features.
Also helpful to make the diagnosis would be family history and an lh/fsh of about 3/1 with sonographic evidence of polycyclic ovaries. Treatment for those not wanting to conceive include bcp's, depilatories and weight loss; for those wanting to conceive try Clomid (clomiphene) initially.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clinical diagnosis

Pcos is defined by irregular periods and increase in male hormone.
Increased weight goes along with pcos since many patients have associated Insulin resistance. There are some blood tests that can confirm the diagnosis. See your doctor for a complete diagnosis and proper treatment. It is easier to conceive if you have kept your symptoms under control.

In brief: Clinical diagnosis

Pcos is defined by irregular periods and increase in male hormone.
Increased weight goes along with pcos since many patients have associated Insulin resistance. There are some blood tests that can confirm the diagnosis. See your doctor for a complete diagnosis and proper treatment. It is easier to conceive if you have kept your symptoms under control.
Dr. Nancy Durso
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Dr. Juan Rojas
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion.
In other words , other causes or late or irregular periods and hairiness must be checked out first. If those causes are ruled out, then that patient has pcos.

In brief: No.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion.
In other words , other causes or late or irregular periods and hairiness must be checked out first. If those causes are ruled out, then that patient has pcos.
Dr. Juan Rojas
Dr. Juan Rojas
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