Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a set of physical and emotional symptoms that happen 1 to 2 weeks before a menstrual period. These problems ease with menstruation. Symptoms vary from woman to woman. They may get in the way of daily activities.
Some women with PMS have a severe form called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It can cause severe problems with function.What are the risk factors for premenstrual syndrome?What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?How is premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?What are the treatments for premenstrual syndrome?Are there screening tests for premenstrual syndrome?How do I reduce my risk of premenstrual syndrome?What questions should I ask my doctor?What is it like to live with premenstrual syndrome?Where can I get more information about premenstrual syndrome?
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
- Review Date: 09/2019 -
- Update Date: 01/16/2020 -