When should pregnant women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) be screened for gestational diabetes?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Women diagnosed with prepregnancy PCOS should be screened for gestational diabetes before 20 weeks’ gestation. [5] These women have a higher rate of gestational diabetes than women in the general population; therefore, refer them for expert obstetric diabetic consultation if abnormal results are found.


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