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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Diagnosis

Overview

The presence of cysts in the ovaries cannot be the only diagnosing factor, as someone women without the syndrome might also have cysts. According to the criteria set at the 2003 Rotterdam Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome consensus workshop, only two of the main symptoms must be present for diagnosis (Hudson, 2008).

Diagnosis Methods

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is most often diagnosed with the found presence of both clinical and visible symptoms, like those discussed in the symptoms section.

An ultrasound can be used to look for the presence of cysts. (CT scans and MRIs can also be used)

Hormone levels are tested (to see if there is a high level of testosterone and/or DHEA.)

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