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Question: Type of Doctor for PCOS

 aprilgirl12 - Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:11 pm

Hi, I am a 20 year old female. My doctor thinks that I could possibly have PCOS as suggested from an U/S. However, it was never confirmed for sure. I have had blood work done and she said the hormone levels could support that diagnosis but could also be caused by other things. Should I see a gynecologist or an endocrinologist for this? It is the symptoms of it that are what bothers me, like the hirsutism, irregular periods, extra weight, as well as pelvic pain. I know I would see a gyn for fertility purposes, but for the treatment of symptoms, wouldn't it be better to see a endocrinologist, since they deal with hormones and metabolism.
Thanks in advance.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:10 pm

User avatar Either choice would be appropriate. Gynecologists as well as endocrinologists are knowledgeable of the syndrome.

Most women already have a gynecologist but not many have an endocrinologist. So you may want to start with your gynecologist. If your gynecologist is not comfortable treating PCOS you may be referred to an endocrinologist.

Best wishes.

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