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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Symptoms and Signs of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Each woman experiences different symptoms and signs of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and to different degrees. Sometimes these symptoms can be mild or moderate, and for others the symptoms are severe. Doctors recommend treatments for PMS according to each patient’s specific condition.

Symptoms of PMS can be categorized into the type of pain. These are some of the psychological symptoms:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Anger
  • Insomnia
  • Depression or sadness
  • Lack of control
  • A difficult time concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood swings
  • Crying spells
  • Paranoia
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Reduced self-image

These are the physical symptoms:

  • Fluid retention (edema, periodic weight gain, reduced urine formation, breast fullness/pain)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Conjunctivitis in the eye
  • Visual issues in the eye
  • Acne
  • Skin inflammation
  • Cold sores or other preexisting skin disorders

These are the gastrointestinal symptoms of PMS:

  • Cramps in the abdomen
  • Backaches
  • Pelvic pressure or a feeling of pelvic heaviness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Constipation or diarrhea

These are the neurological/vascular signs of PMS:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fainting or vertigo
  • Prickling, tingling or numbness in arms/legs
  • Bruising
  • Headache

These are other symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Cravings for food and increased appetite
  • Reduced sex drives
  • Menstruation that is painful
  • Reduced coordination

Treatment may be an option for patients with these symptoms. See if you are a candidate for treatment at Florida Hospital. Schedule an appointment today.

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