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How is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosed?

There is no one test to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but your doctor will need at least two out of three of these criteria: infrequency or absence of periods; symptoms or blood test results demonstrating increased androgen levels, and; evidence of polycystic ovaries on ultrasound.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Endometriosis


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