At the Surrey Park Clinic, our specialist gynaecologists can evaluate your symptoms and initiate the appropriate screening procedures to determine if you have PCOS.
A diagnosis is usually reached after excluding other disorders and if at least two of the following criteria are present:
Only two of these need to be present to diagnose Polycystic Ovaries, hence you won’t necessarily need to have an ultrasound scan before the condition can be confirmed.
Your consultant will establish your personal and family history and also check height, weight and blood pressure as well as asking about your menstrual cycle.
Your consultant may request that the androgen hormone and glucose (sugar) levels in your blood are checked amongst other blood tests.
A transvaginal (TVS) and/or transabdominal (TA Scan) may be used to evaluate enlarged ovaries. With PCOS, the ovaries may be 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal and characteristically have more than 8 follicles per ovary, with each follicle less than10 mm in diameter. These ultrasound findings are not diagnostic. They are present in more than 90% of women with PCOS, but they are also found in up to 25% of women without PCOS.
There isn’t a specific cure for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome so diagnosis will allow your consultant to tailor a treatment plan suited to your set of symptoms which may include: