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Monday, December 05, 2016

Women dissatisfied with long process to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome



ScienceDaily

 Endocrine Society
Summary:
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. 
 Respondents lived in 32 countries.
 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.

Journal Reference:
  1. Melanie Gibson-Helm, Helena Teede, Andrea Dunaif, Anuja Dokras. Delayed diagnosis and a lack of information associated with dissatisfaction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2016; jc.2016-2963 DOI: 10.1210/jc.2016-2963

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