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Is there any way to differentiate polycystic ovaries from PCOS?

By Victoria Moliner BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/04/2022

To differentiate between these two situations, it is necessary to perform a series of simple medical check-ups: a blood test to check hormone levels, as well as a physical examination to determine if the woman has any clear signs of hyperandrogenism.

 Victoria Moliner
Victoria Moliner
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.
Embryologist. Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.