Premenstrual syndrome Full Definition
|Premenstrual syndrome –|
: refers to physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the one to two weeks before a woman’s period. Symptoms often vary between women and resolve around the start of bleeding. Common symptoms include acne, tender breasts, bloating, feeling tired, irritability, and mood changes.
: a combination of distressing physical, psychologic, or behavioral changes that occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of PMS are diverse (such as pain, water–retention, anxiety, cravings, and depression) and they diminish markedly 2 or 3 days after the initiation of menses.
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