The evaluation of premenstrual syndrome begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam.
The physical exam is usually normal in a woman with premenstrual syndrome.
Physical findings in a woman with premenstrual syndrome may include:
Tests that may be used to evaluate premenstrual syndrome include:
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