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What is the Criteria Necessary for a PCOS Diagnosis? Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on September 27th, 2016

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What is the Criteria Necessary for a PCOS Diagnosis?


If you or your doctor is suspecting that you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), listen to what fertility specialist, Joshua Hurwitz, MD has to say about the specific criteria that must be met to make a positive diagnosis.

Signs of PCOS

  1. Enlarged ovaries seen on ultrasound
  2. Missed menstrual cycles
  3. Irregular testosterone levels

Diagnosing PCOS

To make a positive PCOS diagnosis, you must meet two out of three of the above criteria. Listen to the video below for even more specific information about these three diagnostic criteria.

There are other signs of this very common and treatable endocrine disorder.

Know what to look for.

And if you have questions, let us know.

That's what we are here for.

About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.