If you have concerns as to whether you have PCOS, it’s important to consult with your Health Care Professional to get a proper diagnosis.

There is no specific diagnostic test for PCOS. If your Health Care Professional suspects that you might have PCOS they may take the following steps to help reach a diagnosis

  • Menstrual history
    • You will be asked about your menstrual cycle, any irregularities, heavy bleeding or changes in weight
  • Physical examination
    • Your Health Care Professional will
      • Take your blood pressure
      • Check your weight and BMI
      • Measure your waist circumference
      • Check for increased hair growth (of you use any form of hair removal for excess hair, this should be mentioned).
      • Palpate your pelvic region to asses any potential swelling in the area caused by cysts on your ovaries
    • Blood tests
      • A blood test may be recommended to asses for increased androgen levels and check your blood sugar levels
    • Ultrasound/Sonogram
      • Ultrasound may be performed to visually assess the presentation or number of cysts on your ovaries and examine your endometrium, which may be thicker than normal.
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