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Meg021

695d

How long does it take to get diagnosed?

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    • tattooedlizardlady

      685d

      Go to an OBGYN and have them check for the 3 diagnosing factors of PCOS. Androgen level, irregular or no periods, and Cystic ovaries. You'll need an ultrasound for the ovaries (usually an internal ultrasound for me), keep track of your periods (write down everything), and blood testing for androgen levels.

    • tattooedlizardlady

      685d

      Go to an OBGYN and have them check for the 3 diagnosing factors of PCOS. Androgen level, irregular or no periods, and Cystic ovaries. You'll need an ultrasound for the ovaries (usually an internal ultrasound for me), keep track of your periods (write down everything), and blood testing for androgen levels.

    • Citla

      693d

      Just don’t wait until something bad happens. I waited too long and my body gave out. I had two periods in under a month, found out I was anemic and finally saw a OBGYN about my very irregular periods. Got diagnosed with PCOS the same week I found out I was anemic. I could’ve gotten help 2 yrs earlier but I just didn’t have “time”.

    • miikpie

      693d

      after they considered my lack of period and excessive hormonal issues to be PCOS, they ordered pelvic ultrasound and as soon as the results came back, I got the diagnosis 🤷‍♀️ so a couple weeks just because of waiting in-between appointment

    • 100Percent_K

      695d

      I was diagnosed within a couple of months

    • Soskae

      695d

      I was diagnosed without even being told so not very long if you go to the right place I guess lol. I found out from my doctor I have it because she said this “well everything we’d do to test for it wouldn’t work because you’re already on the medication I’d prescribe for you so you probably have it.” And that was an endocrinologist so I don’t think my experience was typical but she also was a quack because she said a thyroid issue would cause me to gain 10-15 pounds no more and magically once my thyroid levels were where they were supposed to be I lost 60 with no modification to my life or diet.

    • Kyrabooo

      695d

      Depends on the doctor. I was diagnosed by a gyno on the very first appointment with her just based on the symptoms I was experiencing. I saw a different gyno a few years later who told me she wouldn’t have diagnosed without an ultrasound to look for the actual cysts. My suggestion would be to go in for a regular yearly exam (if you have insurance those are usually free) and tell them what you’re experiencing, that you’ve heard about PCOS, and that you’d like to see if you have it. Pro tip: I told my gyno that my primary had been the one to suggest that I might have PCOS (it was true but it didn’t have to be). You’d be surprised how many doors the potential opinion of another medical professional will open for you.

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