What medical tests are required to diagnose PCOS?

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Posted by on May 07, 19100 at 19:31:53:

I am 23 and believe that I have PCOS. I had irregular periods from ages 12-16 (going a full year without one), at which time I was put on the bcp. I've had significant facial hair growth since age 14, a history of acne, I am about 15-20 lbs overweight, sex is sometimes painful, and I am always fatigued. AFter asking 3 doctors about PCOS over the past 2 years, my current doctor has finally told me to get a pelvic ultrasound in order to diagnose PCOS. HOwever, I've heard of people getting blood tests... Is this necessary for a diagnosis? What if my ultrasound doesn't show anything? Could I still have a diagnosis of PCOS, which could possibly be shown by blood testing? I'd appreciate any information. Thank you!

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