A 22-year-old member asked:
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how common is pms?

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Dr. Karla Groves
16 years experience Family Medicine
Very common: Premenstrual tension syndromes are very common. Symptoms usually include irritability, cramping and fatigue.
Answered on Apr 9, 2013
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
85 percent: Wide range estimate , 85 percent of women had at least one symptoms.
Answered on May 7, 2016

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