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How can I find out if I have a problem with ovulation?

To determine if a woman has an ovulation problem, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or a pituitary problem, a thorough history needs to completed, especially concerning the regularity of your menses, the presence of symptoms such as increased facial hair, hair loss, acne, breast discharge or problems with obesity or weight loss. The doctor can order hormonal tests to confirm ovulation and evaluate androgen levels and pituitary hormone levels. These tests often need to be done at specific times in the menstrual cycle.

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