I never really had any swelling until I had my daughter. My PCOS kicked into high gear at the same time that the swelling started. I've had tests out the wazoo, but no one can explain why I swell. Even reducing sodium and drinking lots of water doesn't help. When it got to the point my feet were swelling so bad I couldn't stand, the doctor prescribed Lasix, which helps but doesn't totally eliminate the swelling.
As far as I can recall, my doctor didn't run hormone tests on me other than for my thyroid (which was great). The OB/GYN diagnosed PCOS on the basis of irregular cycles, hirsutism, history of cysts, infertility, insulin resistance, difficulty losing weight and concentration of stomach fat.
I'm now wondering if PCOS might not be the cause of my swelling. I have an appointment with my regular doctor next week and I plan to ask her about it, but in the meantime, I thought I'd get some opinions here. Does anyone else have unexplained swelling or have you been told that your swelling is from the PCOS/hormonal imbalance?