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Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds

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A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Nearly half of the 1,385 women surveyed internationally saw three or more healthcare providers before they were diagnosed.

The diagnostic process took more than two years for a third of the survey respondents.

PCOS is a chronic disorder that impacts numerous aspects of a woman's health.

Between 9 percent and 18 percent of women of childbearing age have PCOS, according to currently accepted Rotterdam diagnosis, international prevalence studies and guidelines.

In the cross-sectional study, women with PCOS who were at least 18 years old and had been diagnosed with the condition by a physician were asked to complete an online questionnaire.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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