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Diagnosis of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
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Diagnosis of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)

There are no tests to definitively diagnose PMS.

The only way that PMS can be determined is through observation. A woman who feels that she has symptoms of PMS (or even PMDD) through observation of the time and length of symptoms and whether or not there is a pattern to it that is related to the two weeks prior to menstruation (the luteal phase of menstruation).

It is advisable to create a menstruation diary and take note of all symptoms, severity and duration to determine exactly if the symptoms are due to PMS.

Use the PMS Tracker to accomplish this. Print it out and use it as your menstruation diary and take it to your doctor for discussion.


To determine if you have PMS, answer the questions below :

If you can answer yes to any of the above questions then it is most likely you have PMS, especially if the symptoms occur quite regularly (for most menstrual cycles).


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  Last reviewed: 15 August 2008 || Last updated: 9 January 2010


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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