"PMS" redirects here. For other uses, see PMS (disambiguation). Premenstrual Stress Syndrome (PMS, also called Premenstrual Stress, Premenstrual Tension Syndrome, PMT, Premenstrual Syndrome, Periodic Mood Swing) is stress which is a physical symptom prior to the onset of menstruation. PMS should not be confused with dysmenorrhea, which refers to pain or cramps during menstruation. PMS is exceedingly common, occurring in 75% of women of reproductive age during their lifetime. A more severe ...
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Signs and symptoms
... For many women the signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome are an uncomfortable and unwelcome part of their monthly menstrual cycle. The most common physical and emotional signs and symptoms assoc...
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... No one knows the exact cause of premenstrual syndrome, but several factors may contribute to the condition. Cyclic changes in hormones seem to be an important cause, because signs and symptoms of prem...
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When to seek medical advice
... If you''ve tried managing your premenstrual syndrome with lifestyle changes, but with little or no success, and signs and symptoms of PMS are seriously affecting your health and daily activities, see ...
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Screening and diagnosis
... There are no unique physical findings or laboratory tests to positively diagnose premenstrual syndrome. Your doctor may attribute a particular symptom to PMS if it''s part of your predictable premenst...
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