Re: What medical tests are required to diagnose PCOS?

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Posted by Anon on June 17, 19100 at 22:48:52:

In Reply to: Re: What medical tests are required to diagnose PCOS? posted by Steven D Spandorfer, MD on May 09, 19100 at 07:03:36:

: "Pcos is a constellation of symptoms - not getting periods and increases in androgens which can cause excessive hair or hair loss. In many patients you will also find the classic polycystic appearing ovaries and hence the name of the syndrome. However, in 20% of normal women you may also find the appearance of polycystic appearing ovaries without evidence of the syndrome. Therefore, sonogram is not the only way to make the diagnosis. Given your description you deserve a workup amnd should reconsult your physician or see a specialist." wrote Dr. Spandorfer.

You still didn't post what constitutes a workup -
ie: what medical tests (blood, urine, hormone levels, glucose
tolerance tests, insulin resistance tests, thyroid tests) would be the most
helpful and diagnostic.

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