How is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) diagnosed?

It can be tricky to diagnose PCOS in women, especially in teenagers, because some of the signs of PCOS such as acne and irregular periods are common during this age. Also depending on your PCOS symptoms, you may be referred to a doctor that specialises in dermatology, obesity or fertility and sometimes you may need care from several doctors.

Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant, tells us about the internationally recognised Rotterdam criteria for diagnosing PCOS.

Watch our #PCOSPower video series:

  1. What is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?
  2. What is the cause of PCOS?
  3. What are the symptoms of PCOS?
  4. What are the long-term health implications of PCOS?
  5. How is PCOS treated?
  6. PCOS and getting pregnant
  7. PCOS and pregnancy
  8. How can PCOS make you feel?
  9. How is PCOS diagnosed?
  10. How can diet & exercise affect PCOS?
  11. Can complementary therapies help PCOS?
  12. How to prepare before seeing your doctor about PCOS?
  13. What can you do to improve hair and skin PCOS?
  14. Where can you get help and support for PCOS?
  15. Meet The Expert Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant