Polycystic Ovarian Morphology

Polycystic Morphology Left Ovary

Studies, including the one in which we compared 214 patients with PCOS to 112 women with normal ovaries (14). By ROC analysis, a follicle number per ovary (FNPO) of 12 or more follicles of 2-9 mm diameter yielded the best compromise between sensitivity (75 ) and specificity (99 ) for the diagnosis of polycystic ovaries (Table 3). It is not possible to compare these data to the recent modification of their criteria proposed by Adams et al. (9), that is, eight or more cysts 2-8 mm in diameter in...

Medical History and Physical Examination in Patients With Possible Androgen Excess

Polycystic Appearing Ovaries

We outline here the basics of the medical history and physical exam in the patient suspected of suffering from androgen excess. The timing and pace of pubertal development and its relation to complaints of unwanted hair growth, hair loss, acne, and or obesity should be established. The onset and progression of these complaints should also be established. Drug or medication use and exposure or use of skin irritants should be elicited. A detailed menstrual history should be obtained, with an...