Ep 13: Perimenopause and PCOS


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In this episode, Dr Stefanski discusses the similarities between PCOS and perimenopause and how having PCOS can make perimenopausal symptoms more severe.

She discusses:

  • Why your doctor may tell you everything is "normal" even though you are having severe perimenopausal symptoms.
  • The limitations of lab testing for a perimenopause diagnosis.
  • The role of progesterone and estrogen.
  • Why hysterectomy may be recommended by your doctor.
  • How treatment for PCOS may differ in perimenopause.

To get Dr. Stefanski's PCOS symptom/diagnosis checklist and her free weekly newsletter where she discusses all things PCOS, hormones, and self-care for women, check-out www.pcosdoctorpodcast.com