Medical History for PMS
Your medical history is an important tool for your doctor in determining whether you have premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Your medical history includes your:
Your doctor may also ask you about your mental health history, including:
PMS can cause emotional and behavioral symptoms similar to those of depression or ADHD, so it's important to find out whether you have one of these problems. Some of these problems can get worse during the premenstrual phase. If you have PMS as well as another disorder, you may need treatment for both conditions.
Why It Is Done
Your doctor will take your medical history if you are having any symptoms of PMS. If your symptoms affect your mood or behavior, a mental health history is important.
A diagnosis of PMS is indicated when:
What To Think About
No single test can diagnose PMS. A diagnosis of PMS is usually based on your symptoms and medical history. Tests to check for other medical conditions that might be causing symptoms should be done only as needed.
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