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25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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There is no specific test to diagnose PCOS.

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Since PCOS is a hormonal issue in your reproductive system, there is no specific test to determine whether you have PCOS or not. If you feel like you may have PCOS, you should visit your doctor to discuss your medical history, according to Mayo Clinic. Your doctor will discuss specific issues, such as your menstrual cycle and weight gain. If your doctor has concerns, they will give you a physical exam. This exam will check for physical symptoms of PCOS, such as cystic acne, insulin resistance, and excessive hair growth. If you exhibit many of these symptoms, your doctor will send you to a specialist for additional tests.

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