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Should I See a Specialist if I Have PCOS?

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Updated April 22, 2009

Because of the complex hormonal changes associated with PCOS, absolutely. While your family doctor or gynecologist may suspect that you have the disorder, it’s strongly recommended that you consult an endocrinologist for further diagnostic testing and treatment. An endocrinologist is a doctor who has completed extra years of studying and treating disorders of the hormonal system. (UCompare Healthcare is a free service offered by About.com that can help you find a qualified physician in your area.)

It is extremely important that you are comfortable with the doctor that you are seeing and that you advocate for the medical care you deserve. A wealth of treatment options are available that can help you manage the symptoms and prevent the complications of PCOS. And if you are unhappy with your doctor’s recommendations, don’t hesitate to get a second opinion.

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