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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

From Mediwikis
Ultrasound showing typical "pearl necklace" appearance of PCOS.

Risk Factors

Signs & Symptoms

  • Oligomenorrhoea/ Amenorrhoea
  • Hirsutism
  • Acne
  • Obesity
  • Infertility
  • Insulin resistance

Investigations

  • Ultrasound scan- "pearl necklace" appearance
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hormone levels- testosterone, androstenedione
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test for Insulin resistance

Management

  • Weight Loss
  • Metformin
  • Contraceptive pill- Dianette