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Ovarian Ultrasound for Healthy Women and Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Research Question:
What are the age and weight that affect the size and shape of ovaries?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
This study aims to characterize the affect of age and weight on the size and shape of ovaries. We will compare ovary size and shape in women of varying ages and body sizes. You are eligible if you are female, age 18-45. We plan to recruit up to 120 women with regular menstrual cycles and up to 120 women with histories of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This study is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Lujan’s lab at Cornell University.

Location: Strong Fertility Center, 500 Red Creek Dr. Suite 220, Rochester, NY 14623
Study Reference #: 70269

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher: Kathleen Hoeger

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Lynda Kochman, RN, CCRC
Phone: (585) 487-3474
Email: pcos_research@urmc.rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
Individuals interested in participating in the study will be invited for an initial interview with Dr. Kathleen Hoeger and a member of the Research Team at the Strong Fertility Center to gain information about their health and eligibility to participate. If a participant is eligible and informed consent is obtained, medical, OB/GYN and family history and current medications will be obtained. Anthropometric, vitals, and hirsutism (Ferriman-Gallwey) assessments will be conducted. A blood sample will be obtained (about 10 mL; 2 tsp) to measure reproductive hormone levels. A 3- dimensional transvaginal ultrasound scan will also be performed to provide images of the ovaries and uterus. In the event that there is sonographic evidence of impending or recent ovulation, the participant will be asked to return to the research center during the early follicular phase for a repeat ultrasound and blood draw. Total study participation lasts 45-60 minutes, and participants will receive $25 upon study completion.

Number of Visits:  1
Parking:  Free
Reimbursement:  Yes

Learn More About These Conditions

More information about Irregular menstrual cycle

More information about Polycystic ovarian syndrome

More information about Polycystic ovaries

More information about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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