Lab or blood work is not usually necessary to diagnose premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Screening and tests include a physical exam and a pelvic exam. These help doctors understand your overall health and medical history. It’s helpful for patients to track symptoms using a calendar or journal. This helps doctors understand when the symptoms occur, how often and to what intensity.
For women with symptoms, doctors may recommend psychiatric evaluation to determine if there is an underlying condition causing the symptoms.
If you are experiencing these severe symptoms, seek screening at Florida Hospital. Schedule an appointment online today.