polycystic ovary syndrome

Delayed menarche with normal pubertal growthA 14-year-old female presents for a wellness visit. On history, she is noted to not have started her menstrual cycle but on physical exam has significant breast and pubic hair development since the age of 10 years.
Is Zika linked to another birth defect?A retrospective case study in Brazil examines whether the Zika virus has ties to a birth defect other than microcephaly. Also, the USPSTF issues recommendations on screening for genital herpes. Plus: Does soy reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease in women with PCOS?
Hormone Levels and PCOSRemember that PCOS cannot be diagnosed by symptoms alone. PCOS is a very complicated endocrine disorder. Blood tests to measure hormone levels, an ultrasound to look at your reproductive organs and thorough personal and family histories should be completed before a PCOS diagnosis is confirmed
Are women with PCOS at greater risk of cancer?According to a new study in Gynecologic Oncology, women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at greater risk of developing some types of cancer.
Diagnosing PCOS: what to look forMenstrual irregularity, acne, and other characteristics often seen in adolescent girls may be misdiagnosed as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Can letrozole help infertile PCOS patients become pregnant?A study in The New England Journal of Medicine funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development suggests that letrozole may be more effective at helping women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) become pregnant than clomiphene.
Endocrine Society releases PCOS guidelinesThe Endocrine Society's new clinical practice guideline on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) recommends diagnosis based on two of three key features of he condition. The advice, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, is aimed at reducing the need for ultrasound or hormone tests in patient evaluation.
A hearty breakfast could help with fertility in PCOS patients
Higher BMI connected to lower risk of endometriosisResults of a study of more than 116,000 women, published online May 14 in Human Reproduction reveal a 39% lower risk of endometriosis in those who were morbidly obese than in women with normal body mass index (BMI).
Panel recognizes need for a new name for PCOSThe common disorder now called “polycystic ovary syndrome” (PCOS) is imprecisely labeled, according to an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The panel met in December 2012 in an evidence-based methodology workshop sponsored by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).