Post # 1
I have talked to a few bees about PCOS and that I am afraid I have them. I recently went to visit my OB/GYN for an annual checkup and the concern was talked about. Lab tests were done, and I am scheduled to have a intravaginal ultrasound, which I never had. What kind of tests did your doctor do to test for PCOS? Any insights are welcome.
Post # 3
I had a blood test showing high testosterone and a transvaginal ultrasound (I think it’s the same thing, maybe?) It’s uncomfortable but not really painful or anything. It is GROSS seeing all the cysts though, ugh.
Post # 4
I had blood tests and a transvaginal ultrasound as well.
Post # 5
I had ultrasounds and blood tests done. Mine however is still inclusive.
I have many many small cysts all over my ovaries but my hormone level are only a little abnormal. I have been put on a pill called Estelle which has helped completely clear up my achne yeah. Goodluck
Post # 6
I had blood tests for my hormones as well as a timed glucose challenge test. My Endo looked at me, my history, the fact that I was overweight mostly around the middle, have unwanted facial hair, and have had irregular cycles all my life. Later I had an u/s that confirmed that I had a string of pearl-like cysts in both ovaries. In addition to those things, my Endo also checked my vitamin D levels, did a thorough test of my thyroid, and checked my magnesium levels as all three of those are closely related to PCOS.
Post # 7
I had a blood test and an ultrasound. On the ultrasound they could see tiny cysts forming on both ovaries.
Post # 8
ObGyn diagnosed me w/o any testing based on the fact that I fit every symptom. Since I’m not TTC, he said the BC pill will take care of all the other symptoms. Both he and a previous ObGyn felt cysts on my ovaries through the regular exam. I am planning to go to an endocrinologist on my own, though, to get blood work done.
Post # 9
I was diagnosed based on excess hair, irregular periods, acne, and blood tests that showed very slightly elevated testosterone and DHEA sulfate. I havent had an ultrasound because that was plenty for a diagnosis and I’ve never had any symptoms suggesting cysts. Cysts are not required for diagnosis. I found a really wonderful community of women with PCOS and learned a ton from them. I highly recommend checking it out: http://www.soulcysters.net
Post # 10