Diagnosis of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

The doctor will ask about the woman's symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. This may be enough to make the diagnosis. The woman may be asked to keep track of her symptoms over 2 menstrual cycles. This may confirm the diagnosis.

In women who do not menstruate, blood tests may be done to check hormone levels against symptoms.

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References:

Premenstrual syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/premenstrual-syndrome. Updated August 22, 2019. Accessed January 16, 2020.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) fact sheet. Office on Women's Health website. Available at:
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Updated March 16, 2018. Accessed January 16, 2020.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at:
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Updated July 25, 2018. Accessed January 16, 2020.
Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot M. Levine, MD, FACOG
Last Updated: 1/21/2021

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