How Do Doctors Diagnose the Female Athlete Triad (TRIAD)?

If the care team thinks your child might have the TRIAD, they might do one or more of the following tests:

  • Assessment of your child’s current diet, exercise routine and menstrual cycle
  • Physical exam
  • Blood tests, which include checking nutrient and hormone levels
  • A dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test (imaging test that measures bone density)

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