Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

PCOS ( Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ) in Adults


PCOS is a diagnosis that is loosely made , not strictly always correct and has major implications in terms of immediate , short term and long term care .


I recently presented our work at the American Endocrine Society Annual Scientific meeting , reviewing the types of patients being referred to our University clinic with a presumption of PCOS , and the results ,while in keeping with internationally published literature were nonetheless startling .


Almost half of the patients did not have PCOS , but an entirely different underlying disorder . Almost one third had a normal or lean body weight , in contrast to the perception that all PCOS women are overweight .


The diagnosis rests on the presence of minimally two out of three criteria that include

 

 

 

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Dr Maeve Durkan
MBBS.(Hons), FACP, Mmed.Ed

Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism

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