Reasons why Your PCOS Diagnosis May Have Been Missed

10 Reasons why Your PCOS Diagnosis May Have Been Missed

I can’t even begin to tell you how many women have seen multiple doctors, all of whom have missed their PCOS Diagnosis. It happens time and time again.Before we get into the reasons this might be happening, let’s remind ourselves how PCOS is diagnosed.



The Rotterdam Criteria:The Rotterdam criteria are commonly used to diagnose PCOS. According to the criteria, you need to have at least 2 of the 3 following symptoms:

  1. Irregular menstrual cycle
  2. Signs of hyperandrogenism (high testosterone) like acne, hair growth or hair loss
  3. Multiple follicles on your ovaries (seen on ultrasound)

Many doctors will do an ultrasound to check for multiple ovarian follicles as well as blood tests to check for high testosterone levels (amongst other hormone profiles).Okay, so now that we know how PCOS is diagnosed, here are 10 reasons your PCOS diagnosis might be missed.

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