Testing & Diagnosis for Dysmenorrhea in Children

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How is dysmenorrhea diagnosed?

When you or your daughter suspects dysmenorrhea, a physician will evaluate her complete medical history and perform a pelvic examination. All menstrual disorders, conditions and medications that could be causing the problem need to be ruled out.

In general, diagnostic measures for dysmenorrhea include:

  • ultrasound
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • laparoscopy, a minor surgical procedure in which a physician looks inside the pelvic cavity with a small camera
  • hysteroscopy, a visual examination of the cervix and uterus using a tool called a hysteroscope
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