How is dysmenorrhea diagnosed?
When you or your daughter suspects dysmenorrhea, a physician will evaluate her complete medical history and perform a pelvic examination. All menstrual disorders, conditions and medications that could be causing the problem need to be ruled out.
In general, diagnostic measures for dysmenorrhea include:
- magnetic resonance imaging
- laparoscopy, a minor surgical procedure in which a physician looks inside the pelvic cavity with a small camera
- hysteroscopy, a visual examination of the cervix and uterus using a tool called a hysteroscope