Registry of Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
A database of patients seen in Aston Ambulatory Clinic, Parkland and University hospitals diagnosed with PCOS will be created to study the characteristics and natural history over time of women with PCOS. The variables for the study will include: age, ethnicity, race, date of birth, menopausal status, medications, medical conditions, PCOS features, pregnancy history, pregnancy complications, cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, smoking status, alcohol intake, family history, physical activity), menstrual period history (menarche date, number per year, cycle length, frequency ), patient symptoms (irregular periods and/or frequency of periods, hirsutism, infertility, acne), physical exam findings (including height, weight, features of hirsutism, insulin resistance or the metabolic syndrome, blood pressure), and laboratory values (including serum androgens, lipid panels, insulin, glucose, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, thyroid function tests, 17 hydroxyprogesterone and cortisol). Every six months after the completion of the first patient survey, we will administer a follow up survey to the participants during a clinic visit in Aston or G4.200, over the phone, or by mail/email to track any changes in their health history.
The participant population will consist of :
-age of 18 and older
-pre-menopausal (The women who are post-menopausal will be included and followed if they were diagnosed with PCOS before menopause).
-meet the international Rotterdam Consensus Criteria before menopause (PCOS is diagnosed by having at least 2 of the following: 1) oligomenorrhea, 2) hyperandrogenism, 3) polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM)).