Several screening tests for polycystic ovarian syndrome may be recommended to diagnose PCOS. Analyzing the patient’s medical history and symptoms is first step to any screening procedure. This will help doctors evaluate what could be causing the symptoms. These conditions may indicate polycystic ovarian syndrome:
- High blood pressure and cholesterol
- Weight gain
Next, doctors will perform a physical exam that includes a pelvic examination to look for swollen ovaries or clitoris.
Next, blood tests are completed to check hormone levels, including the following hormones and risk factors:
- Blood sugar
- Lipid level
- Prolactin level
- Thyroid function test
In some cases, doctors may request vaginal ultrasound or pelvic laparoscopy to inspect the ovaries.
If you suspect you suffer from PCOS, schedule a screening appointment at Florida Hospital today.