Last Updated on May 07, 2018

Diagnosis

The symptoms portrayed by premenstrual syndrome (PMS) mimics symptoms of other physiological and psychological ailments. This makes diagnosis of PMS extremely difficult, as there is no single laboratory test to confirm its diagnosis. Laboratory tests are conducted to exclude the presence of other diseases, so as to make a confirmed diagnosis of PMS.

Diagnosis is best made with the assistance of the menstrual diary which serves as a reckoner for the medical specialist, as well as helps the victim understand her body and moods better. When the changes are consistently evident around the time of ovulation, disappearing after the onset of menstruation, it leaves little doubt about the presence of PMS.

References:

  1. Premenstrual Syndrome - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/premenstrualsyndrome.html)
  2. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/premenstrual_syndrome_pms/article_em.htm)
  3. About Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - (http://www.medicinenet.com/premenstrual_syndrome/page2.htm)


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