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Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Patient: I was diagnosed with PCOS. I’m 27. My lab test come back normal so does that mean I don’t have it, My doctors office is closed and I cant wait

 

 

Doctor: The typical lab finding in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a ratio of Lutenizing Hormone (LH) to Follicle-Stimulat ing Hormone (FSH) of 3:1. Because of the pulsatile nature of gonadotropin secretion, there is a wide “normal range” for both LH and FSH. Therefore, a single blood sample from a patient with PCOS will frequently be within normal range. A normal lab result does not exclude PCOS. I would advise discussing your symptoms, clinical examination findings and laboratory investigation results in detail with your family physician or gynaecologist, to understand the features of this syndrome.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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