Premenstrual Syndrome Workup

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Megan A Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrea L Zuckerman, MD  more...
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Approach Considerations

At present, there are no laboratory studies that reliably assist in the diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Imaging studies are not needed to make the diagnosis of PMS, but they may be helpful for excluding other possible causes of the symptoms.

If depression is a concern, consider using a depression inventory to assess the patient.