Premenstrual Symptoms
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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.

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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  • Premenstrual pain or discomfort

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About the Symptom

Many women feel physical or mood changes before their menstrual period. When these symptoms recur with each menstrual cycle, they are called premenstrual symptoms.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Low back pain

  • Eyelid edema

  • Menstrual abnormality (duration or volume)

  • Pelvic pain

  • Lower abdominal pain

Possible Causes

Generally, Premenstrual symptoms can be related to:

  • 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.

  • Adjustment Disorder

    A psychological disorder, often with low mood and anxiety. It is triggered by a sudden change in life circumstances, e.g. divorce or losing a job.

  • Depression

    Depression is a mental illness that leads to low mood, reduced energy levels, and changes in sleep. This affects everyday activities like attending school and work. As the condition worsens, patients might have suicidal thoughts. Although stress and past trauma can cause depression, it can take time to identify and address causes, and genetic factors may also be at play.

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Migraine
  • Gastritis
  • Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Cluster Headache

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

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

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

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References

  • ACOG Patient FAQ

    https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/premenstrual-syndrome

  • Chung SH, Kim TH, Lee HH, Lee A, Jeon DS, Park J, Kim Y. Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder in perimenopausal women. J Menopausal Med. 2014 Aug;20(2):69-74. doi: 10.6118/jmm.2014.20.2.69. Epub 2014 Aug 27. PMID: 25371896; PMCID: PMC4207004.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4207004/

  • Management of Premenstrual Syndrome, Green-top Guideline No. 48

    https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.14260

  • Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

    https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2017/07/mental-health-disorders-in-adolescents

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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