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Polycystic ovary syndrome: diagnosis and initial management

Polycystic ovary syndrome: diagnosis and initial management

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Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

April 17, 2018

Updated

April 17, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman discusses the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and options for management. Key learning points include the criteria used to diagnose PCOS and the role of lifestyle changes and surgery.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recall the Rotterdam criteria used for diagnosis of PCOS
  • Be aware of the long-term consequences of PCOS
  • Counsel women about these long-term consequences
  • Screen women appropriately for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Advise women on lifestyle measures to reduce risks
  • Reflect on when surgery may be appropriate
  • Authors

    Activity and test author
    Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman
    Trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology
    Northern Ireland Deanery
    UK

    Additional test questions
    Dr Louise Newson
    GP
    West Midlands
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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