Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

What Is It?

Published: January, 2019

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of symptoms that many women experience during the one to two weeks before a menstrual period. These symptoms may be physical, psychological and emotional. They disappear soon after the start of menstrual bleeding.

Researchers are not certain what causes PMS. The most popular explanation is that PMS symptoms are related to cyclic changes in:

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