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    Hiya, please keep anon or delete.

    I have some symptoms of PCOS (Weight gain, irregular periods -sometimes don't come on for two or three months, although sometimes I come on every month :confused:-, excessive hair -not that bad, just on my upper lip-) and I'm thinking about going to the doctors to put my mind at rest as to whether I have it or not..

    Has anyone here ever been tested for PCOS? What happens? Thank you

    Yep I have. I had a fasting blood test, where you don't eat or drink anything for 12 hours before your bloodtest - this is to test your insulin levels (as a way of diagnosing insulin resistance, which is a side effect of PCOS). They also did my blood MOT as they call it - a full test of all hormone levels and everything - this can flag up discrepancies in your hormones.

    If that's inconclusive, which it often can be, they'll send you for a scan of your ovaries to see if you have any cysts on your ovaries (thus the term Poly-Cystic Ovaries).
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