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Do your health symptoms indicate Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Take this 2 min PCOS Symptoms quiz to learn more about your risk of having PCOS.
This health assessment is based on PCOS symptoms, triggers, and signs of PCOS that are commonly observed in women with PCOS.
When you take PCOS Symptoms quiz, you will also receive Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle guidelines that you can implement to relieve PCOS Symptoms.
Disclaimer: This quiz is meant for education purpose only. The purpose of PCOS Symptoms Quiz is to provide you with the likelihood of poly cystic ovarian syndrome. For PCOS Diagnosis, you should consult your Doctor.
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What tests are done to Diagnose PCOS?
There is no single PCOS test. Usually, PCOS diagnosis is based on thorough discussion with the patient to better understand their PCOS symptoms.
Also, your doctor would conduct blood tests, physical examination, and ultrasound to check for the following:
- Your family history, which takes the genetic factors into account. It checks for the possibility of insulin resistance running in the family.
- Your diet and lifestyle, which would indicate possibility of insulin resistance, stress, or inflammation triggered PCOS.
- An ultrasound of the ovaries to check whether multiple cysts are present.
- Physical examination to observe visual symptoms that are related to PCOS. This will check for the health of reproductive organs, skin condition, hair, and other related features to PCOS.
- Blood tests to check for hormone levels, hence possibility of high Androgens. This is one of the three criteria for formal diagnosis of PCOS.
How is PCOS Diagnosed?
Now coming to the formal diagnosis!
So, once your doctor has checked on above points, he or she will make PCOS Diagnosis. You need to meet any two of the three conditions given below:
It leads to irregular periods, missed periods, spotting in between periods, and sometimes very heavy periods with severe PMS.
Several hormonal imbalances can delay ovulation or prevent ovulation from happening at all. It also leads to infertility and difficulty in getting pregnant.
2. Excessive Androgens
Androgens are a set of hormones that are present in men in much higher proportion. Hence, Androgens are termed as male sex hormones.
3. More than 12 Cysts on the Ovaries
For women with PCOS, Cysts on the ovaries are actually immature follicles.
Since, ovulation is suppressed in PCOS, hence the egg often stays stuck in the follicle, giving it an appearance of a cyst.
In PCOS, it is common to see multiple such immature follicles on the ovaries. This often makes them enlarged and gives them a rough surface. This can be captured by a scan.
Now, if you have more than 12 cysts, then it indicates the possibility of PCOS.
However, it is quite common to see ovarian cysts in the teens, specifically in the early years after their menstrual cycle begins. Usually, these cysts are benign and go away once the menstrual cycle establishes.
At the same time, there are women in their late 30s or early 40s, who generally do not have cysts. Yet, they struggle with PCOS symptoms, and hence diagnosed with PCOS
That is why, the appearance of cysts is not really an important criteria to diagnose PCOS.
Hence, the term Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is quite misleading for a large majority of women.
PCOS Symptoms often overlap with other Health Issues
PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders. Studies indicate that nearly 1 in every 10 women of reproductive age struggle with PCOS.
It stands for Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome. However, you may not even have poly cystic ovaries, yet still be suffering from PCOS?
In fact, PCOS is not a disease. It is a cluster of health symptoms that presents differently in different women.
That means, no two women with PCOS have exactly same symptoms!
Also, a number of PCOS symptoms often overlap with other hormonal imbalances or nutritional deficiencies such as:
- Vitamin D Deficiency
- Hypothyroidism or abnormal thyroid function
- Iodine Deficiency
- Protein Deficiency
- Excessive Toxin Build Up in the body
- After you stop taking the Birth Control Pills
- High levels of Prolactin Hormone
- Eating Disorders and Disturbed digestive fire
That is why, it is really difficult to diagnose PCOS at home!
However, PCOS symptoms quiz does help you to identify possibility of PCOS based on the most probable PCOS symptoms.