Skip to content

PCOS signs & symptoms

You've heard of PCOS, but are not exactly sure what to be looking out for? We're here to help you understand the symptoms, and offer you a way to test for signs of PCOS from home. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition in women that can impact things like your metabolism, menstrual cycle, and fertility.

Image of a woman doing yoga with a small illustration of her PCOS results on a mobile device.  Image of a woman doing yoga with a small illustration of her PCOS results on a mobile device.

As many as 50-75% of women with PCOS may be unaware of their condition

Source: CDC, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and Diabetes

Diagnosis

Diagnosing PCOS can be difficult. Most healthcare practitioners will use the Rotterdam Criteria as a diagnostic guideline. For a diagnosis of PCOS to be considered, at least two of these features must be present:

  • A higher level of androgens, or sex hormones: may present symptoms such as increased facial hair, acne, male pattern baldness; or elevated testosterone which will present through lab testing.

  • Irregular menstrual cycles: infrequent, irregular, or very prolonged or heavy menstrual periods may be an indication of PCOS.

  • Cysts on the ovaries: the number and size of cysts can be measured with an ultrasound. It's important to remember that having some ovarian cysts is normal, especially for younger people.

Our PCOS test is not a diagnosis of PCOS, it empowers you with information to start a conversation with your healthcare provider and get the answers you need to address your symptoms.

Woman ordering testWoman ordering test

PCOS symptoms can range from mild to severe, and not everyone will experience them.

Order your test today to take control of your hormonal health.

PCOS Test
Take control of your hormonal health with an at-home test for hormones associated with PCOS.
Tests for:
  • Testosterone
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
  • Free Androgen Index
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Cortisol
Box

Easy sample collection

tailored prescriptiontailored prescription

Secure results

clinical team review

Same labs as physicians & hospitals

Doctor patient supportDoctor patient support

How is it treated?

Reaching a diagnosis is the first step in treating PCOS. There's no cure for PCOS, but there are many methods of effective treatment.

Addressing the hormonal and metabolic features of PCOS will lead to better overall health, such as a reduction in the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, and improving your chances of getting pregnant if you are trying for a baby.

At-home care and treatment planAt-home care and treatment plan

Types of treatment for PCOS include:

  • Dietary & lifestyle modifications for weight loss if needed

  • For women who are not planning on getting pregnant, hormonal contraceptives may be recommended. This can help regulate their hormones and help with excess hair growth, acne, and regulating the menstrual cycle.

  • For women with PCOS who wish to get pregnant, there are a number of fertility treatments that may be recommended through consultation with a fertility specialist.

Treatment is based on specific symptoms and should always be discussed with a healthcare provider.

How it works

Order your testOrder your testOrder your test

Order you test

All of our home collection kits and medication are delivered in a plain envelope, for a private testing experience.

collectcollectcollect

Collect your sample

Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample free of charge using the prepaid shipping label provided.

PCOS ReultsPCOS Reults

Review results

Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within ~2-5 days.

How it works - Get support & treatmentHow it works - Get support & treatmentHow it works - Get support & treatment

Get medical support

Our dedicated clinical team of nurses is here to support you and may call you to explain abnormal results.

Personalized online dashboard

Secure

Your privacy is our priority. Take full control of your testing with confidential results available on your password-protected account.

Easy-to-understand

No more confusing health reports. We provide detailed result breakdowns, helpful next steps and factsheets created by our team of experts.,

Empowering

When it comes to your hormones, knowledge really is power. Your PCOS test results provide you with the insights you need to take control of your hormonal health.

PCOS Test Results ImagePCOS Test Results Image

Still have questions?

Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us ›

LGC App Mobile ImageLGC App Mobile Image

Get the LetsGetChecked App today

Test and track your health - anywhere, anytime with our new iOS app now available on the App Store.

Featured on

Logo for TechCrunchLogo for TechCrunchLogo for TechCrunch
Block Logo: CNBCBlock Logo: CNBCBlock Logo: CNBC
Logo for CosmopolitanLogo for CosmopolitanLogo for Cosmopolitan
Logo for CTV NewsLogo for CTV NewsLogo for CTV News
Logo for 360 DXLogo for 360 DXLogo for 360 DX
Logo for BloombergLogo for BloombergLogo for Bloomberg