For a woman to be diagnosed with PCOS, specialists today use the Rotterdam criteria, according to which at least two of the following conditions should be detected :
- Oligoovulation or anovluation: ovulation occurs less frequently than normal or is absent.
- Clinical or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism
- Ultrasound scan shows polycystic ovaries: 12 or more follicles of between 2 and 9 cm in corona radiata shape or with an enlarged ovarian volume (over 10 ml) in one or both ovaries are found.
By Carmen Ochoa Marieta MD, PhD, MSc (gynecologist), Miguel Ángel Vincenti Bosco MD (gynecologist), Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 02/12/2019