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25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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After your doctor diagnoses you with PCOS, you might have to take additional tests.

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If your doctor officially diagnoses you with PCOS, unfortunately, the tests do not end there. You might need to take more tests for PCOS complications, according to Mayo Clinic. First of all, you would need to take periodic checks for blood pressure, glucose tolerance, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. This is because PCOS could cause type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and abnormal triglyceride levels. They also do screenings for depression and anxiety and for obstructive sleep apnea because people with PCOS are more prone to all of these conditions.

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