What test need to be done to find out if I have PCOS

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Posted by Kat on May 12, 19100 at 13:18:49:

I have just started learning about PCOS and belive I may have it. All the symptoms are classic - missing periods for months at a time, excessive thick hair growth on the face, entire legs, stomach, and even on the lower back, and massive unexplained weight gain. I have told several doctors about it since my teen years and have been told that it's nothing and that it was normal, just lose weight. Over the past few years the symptoms have been getting worse. I have been ttc for aprox 2 and a half years now but the last 6 months have been under doctors care. After reading information about it on the internet and seeing specials about it on T.V. I asked the doctor what needs to be done to see if I have it. Of course I got the run around. I have been on clomid for the past 5 months and still have not ovulated (with ovulation predictor kit) I have to start my cycles with provera each and every time because the periods do not come naturally. The only test the doc has done was a dye test and that was good. For the next cycle, my clomid doseage has been increased to 100mg and that is it. The doc told me that we can look at different things once the clomid doseage has been maxed out. I am 30 and in the military so I really don't have a choice of doctors to see, but I would like to have the tests done before it gets too late. What tests are done to determine if a person has PCOS so I know what exactly to ask for the next time I go in? If I can not have the tests done, does anyone know a good doctor in the Hampton Roads of Virginia area?

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