Testing & Diagnosis for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in Children

Tests

How is PMS diagnosed?

Diagnostic procedures for PMS are currently quite limited. Your daughter's complete medical history, physical and pelvic exam will help her physician identify causes for her discomfort.

  • Your daughter's physician may ask her to keep a journal of her symptoms for several months to track the timing, severity, onset and duration of the symptoms.
  • A psychiatric evaluation might be recommended to rule out other possible conditions.