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have i got PCOS?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:58 am
by endoftheroad
So am hoping someone can help. I have put on 5kg in the last 4 months, have developed acne on shoulders and arms since last autumn, face is hairier and my periods have become very light and often irregular; also keep getting dizzy spells. I recently had bad pelvic, cervical and ovary pain - first treated as PID but then given a scan - the scan was totally clear.

I still think I could have PCOS but as the scan was clear my GP is essentially treating me as a hypochondriac - can I have PCOS even if scan is clear? If not any ideas as to what I do next? It's really upsetting and feel like I can't go to my GP any more

Re: have i got PCOS?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:00 am
by Hols969
Yes because the cysts are only a symptom and not the cause, ask to be referred to an endocrinologist.

Re: have i got PCOS?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:03 am
by endoftheroad
thanks for the advice; how should i present my case as it were for referral? I don't want to get brushed off again...

Re: have i got PCOS?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:15 pm
by Hols969
Look at the NICE guidelines on pcos, you can be diagnosed by symptoms alone. The other option is going to see an endo privately as it's not as expensive as you think.