Today we discussed the case of a 31 yo F with PMH of ?PCOS presenting with difficulty conceiving after attempting for 3 years.
First of all — the PPMC report team agreed that three years was too long! She should be referred for work up after 1 year (or 6 months if >35yo) of attempting to conceive (sex ~2x weekly) without resultant pregnancy.
We discussed the Rotterdam criteria to diagnose PCOS (2003).
Two out of three of the below:
- Clinical/biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism
- Polycystic ovaries on US (>12 follicles)
WITHOUT other causes of hyperandrogenism present.
We reviewed the other causes of hyperandrogenism (…and when to go looking for them) including tumor (ovarian/adrenal), congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing’s disease and acromegaly.
Following the above workup algorithm, our patient had hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and an MRI which demonstrated a pituitary mass. Given her presentation with hyperandrogenism, the PPMC report team went back and ordered a Cushing’s and Acromegaly work up which demonstrated elevated IGF-1 which did not suppress with a glucose load — diagnosing this patient with acromegaly 2/2 a hyperfunctioning pituitary adenoma!