Female Athlete Triad | Diagnosis & Tests


How is the female athlete triad diagnosed?

Your doctor will ask you questions about your periods, your eating habits and your exercise routine. He or she will also do a physical exam. Your doctor may also ask you if you take any medicines such as birth control pills, laxatives or diet pills.


The Female Athlete Triad by JA Hobart, MD, and DR Smucker, MD, MPH (American Family Physician June 01, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000601/3357.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00