Diagnosis of PCOS

Your Doctor May Then Recommend Following Test

A pelvic examination : The doctor inspects your reproductive organs for any masses, growths or other abnormalities.

Blood tests : Your blood sample may be sent to measure various hormone levels. This test can exclude other various causes of menstrual abnormalities or blood androgen excess that mimics PCOS. additional blood test are done to measure glucose tolerance and fasting cholesterol and lipid levels.

An ultrasound : Your doctor checks the appearance of your ovaries and the thickness of the lining of your uterus. A small wand like device (transducer) is placed in your vagina (transvaginal ultrasound).

If you are already diagnosed as PCOS, doctor might recommend some additional tests for complications.

  • Periodic check-up of blood pressure, glucose tolerance, and cholesterol and lipid levels
  • Screening for symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Screening for sleep disturbances (obstructing sleep apnea)