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what are the usual investigations

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:45 pm
by depressed2007
into confirming PCOS

recently ive had an

ultrasound
transvaginal scan
an mri of adrenal glands
supposed to get mri of ovaries
no scan to check pituatory gland

been offered spiracatone for hair growth
been offered vaniqua for hair growth

blood tests for ....

androsteinestone
testosterone
cortisol
acth
dhea-s

no tests for diabetes though

had blood sugar level months ago does that count?

i would appreciate any advice on the correct set of investigations.

thanks

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:43 pm
by baglady5
Hi, you've had alot of tests done.I only had blood work, internal scan for ovaries,and a test that used dye to check that my tubes where not blocked. I have never been offered MRI scans or checked for diabetes or offered any meds at first. I have been on metformin for fertility but it made me ill, so know im on the pill and nothing else.
Ive been left out to dry basically by gps really, they dont seem interested in the condition.

re tests

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:29 am
by hecate105
me too, just bloodtest and scan - dr put wme on pill which was awful - and nothing said since - until i read on here about metformin and asked to be put on it!