(Closed) How did your doctor diagnosed you with PCOS?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had blood tests and a transvaginal ultrasound as well. 

Post # 5
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

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
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I had a blood test and an ultrasound. On the ultrasound they could see tiny cysts forming on both ovaries.

Post # 8
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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


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