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Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the catch-all term given to a range of physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that appear in the lead up to a women’s period. The symptoms usually last for a few days leading up to the period and a few afterwards. Though most women are able to cope with the symptoms, a minority can find the symptoms so severe that their daily lives are disrupted. Common symptoms include irritability, mood swings, tenderness around the breasts, cravings and bloating, but there are dozens of other symptoms that can occur. The causes of PMS are not fully understood, but hormonal and chemical changes are certainly one possibility, as is stress and diet. Amendments to these areas are frequently the first stage used by GPs when looking for treatment, alongside diuretics, anti-inflammatory pills and oral contraceptives.

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For about 4-6 weeks I have had painful breasts and they continuously I'm a bit worried but not sure it's it's normal can anyone help





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Not sure if this is right one, but for about 4-6 I have had really painful breasts continuously.. pain doesn't go off.. Is this normal I'm worried





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My daughteris 39 and suffers PMT really badly,,,temper tantrums, crying, low self esteem,,,l was 39 when l started HRT for similar symptoms, although not so severe. She really does need help, she also stuffers from IBS





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Am 20 yrs old, my period has been heavy ever since I started when I was 13yrs... The past 2 weeks my temperature has been up and down, but mostly up, burning up, and after a week of the up/down temperature I started my period for this month but its really really light, hardly anything its so light but I still have the pain of a heavy period that I normally have. It's now been 2 weeks of the temperature and its still going strong and a week of my period (not that it's much of a period). Am getting a bit worried. And because of the burning up temperature I can't wear more then a top which meant I got soaked in the heavy rain we had, so now got a bit of a cough.





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My name is kelly and im 22 years old and I'm worried about my period I have a regular 28day cycle and on the time I was very fertilie my partner and I had sex just the once but ever since then I have been feeling like I am pregnant I was due my period yestrday but nothing came the whole day until 9 in the eveing when I just got a bright pink/brown colour and then nothing about 1:30 the next day it was bright red/brown a little heavy but only when I need to go to the toilet I have only changed my pad once the whole day it just seems to be when I wipe its a lot but not a lot on the pad there is no smell to the blood and I'm only having mild cramping and a constant headache throughout the day and I constantly need to go to the toilet every 30minz-1hour could this be a normal period or implantation bleeding?





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I'm 18 years old and I usually have regular periods but this month I have missed it or it is very late and I'm certainly not pregnant. Is there anything that could have caused this?





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I'm 26 and I been on my pmt now for 19 days this is not like me 7 day all my last ones it starting to scare me now.





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Ever since having my daughter my hormones are everywhere. I tried lots of ways to control this with the Doctor, and have been on antidepressants for the last five years now. I'm 34, my periods are shocking, my PMS is a huge red mist for 3 weeks, and from the time of ovulation until my period finishes I soak my bed through sweat numerous times during the night. What can I do???? Emma





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I was suppose to have my period on the 4th of november and on the 8th of november i started spotting, so light i didn't need a pad, and its now the 18th and I'm still spotting I've taken 3 tests all come back negative! anybody know whats going on?





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I'm 17 and Ive been suffering a lot from bloating for the past 6 months or so. It gets worse and better sometimes but its always there. Ive been to the doctors a number of times and ive tried food diaries, and also medication for IBS as well as numerous blood tests for unactive thyroid, lack of any vitamins but I simply cannot pin point it. I have also tried bran fibre, which didnt work, and I have also tried soluble fibres like oats, which seem to make it worse! Im finding it really hard to cope with it now as I eat very healthily and I go on a half an hour-40 minute run everyday. I was wondering if it was PMS, but what medication is there? I also suffer from severe constipation also. I am on the Microgynon 30 ED contraceptive pill but Im not certain if it has an effect on my condition? All I want is an answer to what my condition is, so I can start treating it. Thank you.





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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name given to the physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman's monthly period. It is also known as premenstrual tension (PMT). Read More »

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