Body fluids, tissue and data repository development from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Medical records of patients with PCoS and healthy controls that apply to our clinics for various reasons will be reviewed by a member of our team and selective data will be entered into a secure electronic database. This will include reviewing current and past medical history, surgical history, medications that the patient has been taking, allergies and demographic information such as race, age, weight and height that are present in patient medical records. These are the information that the patient had provided to her health care provider or was obtained by the health care provider during history taking and/or physical exam and the laboratory findings and imaging studies stored in the electronic medical records. if the patient needs blood, urine, saliva, endometrial or ovarian biopsy as part of the routine medical care then the patient will be consented to be able to use the leftover blood, urine, saliva or the tissue for future studies. There will be no blood, urine, saliva or tissue collection for research purposes only or for the creation of this data, body fluids and tissue repository.
1- Patients with PCOS.
2- Patients without PCOS who are in our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinics at Parkland Hospital an Health System for various reasons (such as infertility or irregular menstrual periods) and desire to be included in the database.