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How Do You Know What Type Of PCOS You Have?

How Do You Know What Type Of PCOS You Have?

I just created my profile and it asked what type of PCOS I have. I didn't realize there is different types. My doctor didn’t tell me that. I feel so lost about this. I been trying to do different research to figure out what I can do to help reduce the symptoms of PCOS.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

1. Type 1 PCOS:

The classic PCOS presentation described above, with ovulatory issues, increased testosterone, and insulin-resistance.
2. Type 2 PCOS:

The non-insulin-resistant PCOS we have already described, with ovulatory issues and increased testosterone levels.
3. Non-Traditional PCOS 1:

Presents with ovulatory issues, normal testosterone levels, obesity and insulin-resistance.
4. Non-Traditional PCOS 2:

Presents with normal ovulatory patterns, increased testosterone levels and mild insulin-resistance.
5. Idiopathic Hirsutism:

Presents with normal ovulatory patterns, increased testosterone levels and no insulin-resistance.

posted over 4 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I didnt know this either and have never been told by a provider which I have, which makes me angry because the more info we have the better we can help ourselves.

posted over 4 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I'm in the same boat! My Doctor takes blood every year at my annual but has never told me what kind. I'm going to ask at my yearly in September.

posted over 4 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Thank you
I did not know there were different kinds
I’ve never been told either

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Site ref: http://natural-fertility-info.com/types-of-pcos...

posted over 4 years ago
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