There is no specific test to diagnose the condition of PCOS or PCOD. The gynecologist will initially ask for medical history and will indulge in physical diagnosis. The gynecologist may ask the duration of weight gain, your menstrual periods and other related factors. The tests recommended by the gynecologist are mentioned below. Not all tests are required, the gynecologist will mention the tests required for a particular patient.
- Physical Exams: This is done in order to check the signs of any excess hair growth, excess insulin, and acne.
- Pelvic Exam (in sexually active females): The doctor will examine the reproductive organs of the patient for any abnormalities.
- Blood tests: The gynecologist may suggest checking hormone levels, glucose tolerance, fasting cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Ultrasound: Abdominal or Vaginal scan is done to check the appearance of the ovaries and thickness of the lining of the uterus.
- Screening: This involves screening for depression, anxiety, or obstructive sleep apnea.