Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Quiz

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Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

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Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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  • Tightness in breast

  • Feel terrible before starting period

  • Breasts feel swollen

  • Premenstrual symptoms

  • Feeling uncomfortable before my menses

  • Left breast tension

  • Pulsating headache

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What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

PMS refers to physical or mood changes that occur shortly before menstruation and typically resolve a few days after. PMS symptoms generally recur with each menstrual cycle and can negatively affect the women's normal life. PMS consists of both mental and physical symptoms, occurring 3-10 days before menstruation. Symptoms start to improve once menstruation begins. The cause of PMS is poorly understood, but is related to fluctuations in levels of female hormones. PMS can worsen underlying mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Typical Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • Symptoms improve after period

  • Discomfort or unpleasant symptoms occur when the period is about to start

  • Breasts feel stretched, tight or full

  • Headache

  • Symptoms occur 1 to 2 weeks before periods

  • Easily irritable

  • Mood swings

  • I experience hot flushes or feelings of overheating

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do your PMS symptoms improve once your period starts?

  • Do you have any discomfort or unpleasant feelings before or during your period?

  • Do your breasts feel stretched or tight?

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Do you feel unwell 1-2 weeks before your period?

Treatmentof Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Treatment of PMS mostly involves lifestyle changes like regular sleep cycles and a balanced diet. Medications can also help with muscle aches and stomach cramps. Counseling may be helpful in coping with the stress of this disorder. Hormonal birth control can be used to suppress the menstrual cycle or reduce it. For patients with severe symptoms that affect their work and personal life, medications such as antidepressants (SSRI's) can be used.

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Reviewed By:

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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