Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of
A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Nearly half of the 1,385 women surveyed internationally saw three or more healthcare providers before they were diagnosed. The diagnostic process took more than two years for a third of the survey respondents....