Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) tests
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Tests could include:

  • A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your doctor determine the general status of your health. It is also gives you a chance
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  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) is an important hormone produced in both men and women. It plays a role in puberty, menstruation, and fertility. Your doctor may request a test of your LH levels if you display certain symptoms, such as: inability to beco
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  • A testosterone test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood. It is also called a serum testosterone test. Testosterone (sometimes referred to simply as "T") is a hormone produced by both males and females. It plays a role in puberty and
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  • An estradiol test is a blood test that measures the amount of estradiol in your blood. It may also be called an E2 test. Estradiol is a form of the hormone estrogen. In women, estradiol is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands, and the p
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  • Prolactin (also called PRL or lactogenic hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Prolactin plays an important role in the reproductive health of both women and men. Its main role, however, is to stimulate the production
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  • DHEA is a weak male hormone produced in both men and women. It is released by the adrenal glands. The DHEA-producing adrenal glands are small, triangular shaped glands located above the kidneys. The outer layer of the glands makes hormones tha
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  • Ultrasound tests use high-frequency sound waves to allow doctors to see your internal organs. The sound waves bounce off your organs, creating images of their structures. A transvaginal ultrasound is a kind of pelvic ultrasound that is used to see
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  • Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision. Just as sonar and radar help the military detect planes and ships, ultrasound
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  • An MRI, which stands for magnetic resonance imaging, is a type of noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body. Unlike a CT scan, an MRI uses no radiation and is considered a safer alternative. The
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  • A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, where they are viewed by a technician. Each picture is viewed as a cross-section of t
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  • The quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood test measures the level of hCG hormone present in a blood sample. HCG is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. The hCG quantitative test is also known as quantitative serial beta h
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  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D p
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  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin
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  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biop
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  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultraso
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  • Pelvic laparoscopy is a procedure that examines your reproductive organs. Your doctor uses an instrument called a laparoscope to perform the procedure. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high-intensity light and high-resolution camera.
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  • Laparoscopy is a type of surgery. As a diagnostic procedure, it is used to examine the organs inside your abdomen. This is also referred to as a diagnostic laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure. Only small incisions are made
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  • Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems within your body without having to make large incisions. A surgeon inserts an endosc
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