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What is the meaning of suggestive of polycystic ovarian disease in scan report?

Hello doctor, I am 19yrs old. I was diagonised with androgenic alopecia about one n half yr ago. I have been on treatment since then. My ultrasound scan of pelvis report says "suggestive of polycystic ovarian disease". May i know what does this mean? Does this mean that i can get PCOS?
Tue, 2 Sep 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

It is important to see the complete report of your ultrasound.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic anovulation syndrome.Sonographic findings alone are not specific, and the diagnosis is made on the combined clinical, biochemical and ultrasound findings.

Presence of hyperandrogenism (clinical and/or biochemical)
Ovarian dysfunction (oligo-anovulation and/or polycystic ovaries)
Exclusion of related disorders​

Half of all patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome show findings on ultrasound and you might be one among them.
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What is the meaning of suggestive of polycystic ovarian disease in scan report?

Hi, Thanks for writing in. It is important to see the complete report of your ultrasound. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic anovulation syndrome.Sonographic findings alone are not specific, and the diagnosis is made on the combined clinical, biochemical and ultrasound findings. Presence of hyperandrogenism (clinical and/or biochemical) Ovarian dysfunction (oligo-anovulation and/or polycystic ovaries) Exclusion of related disorders​ Half of all patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome show findings on ultrasound and you might be one among them.