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1

Two criteria for PCOS

irregular menses and cystic ovaries and hyperandrogenemia (any two of these three)

2

Irregular periods are __ days apart

45

3

Clinical signs of hyperandrogenemia include hair growth where?

In the midline of the body

4

The primary marker of hyperandrogenemia is high

free testosterone

5

PCOS women also have high

anti-mullerian hormone

6

Obesity is __ of PCOS

modifier

7

PCOS patients have more __ fat and deposit fat __

abdominal; centrally

8

PCOS has frequent, rapid release of

GnRH

9

You have an ___ LH to FSH ratio

high

10

Increased LH causes __ cells to release more testosterone

thecal

11

Granulosa cells have an increased response to __ in PCOS

FSH

12

PCOS women have __ resistance which increases testosterone release from thecal cells due to higher levels of __

insulin

13

This presents with velvety, hyperpigmented skin, and is seen in insulin resistance. Associated with PCOS

Acanthosis Nigricans

14

What is the insulin receptor defect in PCOS

none haha

15

PCOS patients who want to get pregnant only need help to

ovulate

16

PCOS treatments at the hypothalamic level includes

OCPs