PCOS Self Assessment Tool

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Self-Assessment

PCOS is most common in young women and can cause challenges when trying to conceive. Yet many go undiagnosed because signs and symptoms can vary and are not always specific.

PCOS Self-Assessment

This self-assessment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) takes only one minute to complete. It is designed to help you determine the likelihood of having the condition. The purpose of the questions is to identify whether you are experiencing PCOS symptoms that require a formal diagnosis by a healthcare professional.
Please Note:This quiz is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for consulting with a medical professional. If you have any questions regarding a medical condition, it is always recommended to consult with a trained medical professional. Please never disregard medical advice due to something you may have read on HealthCentral.

Thank you for taking the Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) self-assessment. PCOS can only be diagnosed and treated by a physician. If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms covered in the assessment, schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider. Use this assessment and your results to start a conversation with your physician.

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