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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS may cause a number of different signs and symptoms. However, not every woman with PCOS will have every symptom and each woman will be quite individual in her experience. We will work with you to accurately diagnose and provide treatment.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound of the uterus, ovaries and the pelvis can be carried out to identify whether there are any cysts on your ovaries and whether an ovary is enlarged.

Blood tests

Hormonal blood tests

Blood tests are used to assess the levels of androgens in your body. Blood tests for androgens (such as testosterone) and free androgen index (FAI) are the best tests for diagnosing whether you have high androgen levels.

Blood tests may also be done to assess the levels of other reproductive hormones in your body as these may affect your menstruation. These may include testing your levels of:

  • estradiol (estrogen)
  • follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • luteinizing hormone (LH)

Blood tests to exclude other conditions that have similar symptoms to PCOS may measure the levels of:

  • thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • prolactin
  • hormones related to adrenal function