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The medical history includes questions about
your symptoms. Your doctor may ask you about changes in your weight, skin,
hair, and menstrual cycle. He or she may also ask you about problems with
getting pregnant, medicines you are taking, and your eating and exercise
habits. Be sure to mention whether you have lost hair from your scalp or have
male-pattern facial or body hair. You will also talk about any family history
of hormone (endocrine) problems, including
Diabetes. If you
have PCOS, experts recommend that you have
blood glucose testing for diabetes by age 30.6 You may have this done at a younger age if you have PCOS and
other risk factors for diabetes (such as
obesity, lack of exercise, a family history of
gestational diabetes during a past pregnancy). After
this, your doctor will tell you how often to have testing for diabetes.