Which physical findings suggest polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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On examination, findings in women with PCOS may include the following:

  • Virilizing signs

  • Acanthosis nigricans

  • Hypertension

  • Enlarged ovaries: May or may not be present; evaluate for an ovarian mass


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