What is it?

Premenstrual tension syndrome refers to a group of symptoms which occur at the same time, every month, just before the period due to hormonal changes.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Pms

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include mood swings, tender breasts, tension, anxiety, appetite changes, food craving, insomnia, trouble concentrating, libido changes, muscle pain, acne, fluid retention, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea or abdominal bloating.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination.


Treatment may include antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics and hormonal contraceptives.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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