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What is pre menstrual disorder /syndrome ?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Cyclic disorder: It is a contellation of symptoms that women experience during the 2 weeks prior to the onset of the period. It usually involves pain, bloating, moodiness/irritability, anger, swelling, headaches, bloating. It is due to the abrupt decline in Progesterone that occurs before menstruation begins. It can be helped with Progesterone supplementation, sometimes other medications, or ocps.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014


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