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how can u tell the difference from pcos and regular follicular cysts on the ovaries? i have cysts but not sure if its pcos how can drs tell for sure??

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:42 AM on Jul. 11, 2013 in Trying to Conceive

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  • What did your doctor say?

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:29 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. Your doctor will take the following steps to find out if you have PCOS or if something else is causing your symptoms.

    Medical history. Your doctor will ask about your menstrual periods, weight changes, and other symptoms.

    Physical exam. Your doctor will want to measure your blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and waist size. He or she also will check the areas of increased hair growth. You should try to allow the natural hair to grow for a few days before the visit.

    Pelvic exam. Your doctor might want to check to see if your ovaries are enlarged or swollen by the increased number of small cysts.

    Blood tests. Your doctor may check the androgen hormone and glucose (sugar) levels in your blood.

    Vaginal ultrasound (sonogram). Your doctor may perform a test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the pelvic area. It might be used to examine your ovaries for cysts

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:48 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • area. It might be used to examine your ovaries for cysts and check the endometrium (en-do-MEE-tree-uhm) (lining of the womb). This lining may become thicker if your periods are not regular.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:49 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • what happens if the linning is thick ? can that be normal after giving birth

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:03 PM on Jul. 17, 2013

  • After giving birth you should shed the lining so no it should not be excessively thick. It is better to ask your doctor.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:37 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • See a docor

    Answer by escuchar at 9:06 PM on Mar. 15, 2014

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