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Diagnostic Tests for Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Diagnostic Tests

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Polycystic ovary syndrome includes:

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Polycystic ovary syndrome:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Polycystic ovary syndrome:

Diagnosing PCOS involves several steps. Your doctor will take a detailed medical history about your menstrual cycle and reproductive history, including information about methods of birth control and pregnancies. You also will receive a pelvic and physical exam. During a pelvic exam, the doctor is able to feel the swelling of the cysts on your ovary. Once cysts are found, the doctor may perform a vaginal ultrasound, or a screening to examine the cysts and the endometrium (lining of the uterus). If your doctor suspects you have PCOS, he or she may recommend having blood tests to measure hormone levels. Women with PCOS can have high levels of hormones, such as testosterone. Your doctor also may test your insulin and glucose levels, to look for diabetes or insulin resistance (inefficient use of insulin in the body). Many women with PCOS have these conditions. Lastly, your doctor may test your levels of cholesterol and triglycerides since they often are abnormal in women with PCOS. Once your doctor makes a diagnosis, you will work together to decide how to best treat and manage your condition. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC)

Diagnosis of Polycystic ovary syndrome: medical news summaries:

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