Hi, I'm new, I also may have posted this twice so apologies if so.
I'm asking for advice on how to approach the GP with regard to my daughter.
I am taking my daughter to the doctor as I am concerned she may be vulnerable for PCOS. I am not expecting the doctor to take me seriously for two reasons. Firstly, my daughter is 2.5 years old which I appreciate is unusually young to be investigating this. Secondly, when I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries I told him this was something I had suspected due to build, body hair etc. Unfortunately he ridiculed me saying the symptoms of described were related to male sex hormones and nothing to do with polycystic ovaries.
My daughter appears to have acne though not severe. On its own I probably wouldn't worry. My daughter also saw rapid weight gain following birth. She was born 25th percentile and lost 10% body weight in the first two weeks. She then jumped to 75th percentile by 22 weeks just on breast milk. She is currently 91st despite a healthy diet. Again, on its own, I would not worry too much. However these two things need to be considered alongside her being born with a 5cm ovarian cyst. It involuted during the course of her first year though it also destroyed her ovary.
I suspect I may be told to wait until she hits puberty. However if she has PCOS and she reaches puberty early, this will have a disproportionate effect on her as she only has one ovary.
Any help you can provide me to ensure we get the right level of investigation would be greatfully received.
My aim from the meeting with the GP is for us to be referred to a paediatric endocrinologist. I'm hoping that they will be able to test her insulin resistance and her hormone levels then, if appropriate, we can make plans on any future activity to minimise the impact of the condition if it is there.
If I don't get anywhere with the GP, I may be back to ask for advice on going private.