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Is premenstrual syndrome an illness?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: PMS/PMDD
90% of women will experience some combination of premenstrual symptoms, called premenstrual moliminia.
20% of women will have 'distressing symptoms'. Using strict guidelines, 3-8% of women have a constellation of symptoms, some disabling, and are diagnosed with pmdd. Both PMS and pmdd are conditions for which there is treatment.

In brief: PMS/PMDD
90% of women will experience some combination of premenstrual symptoms, called premenstrual moliminia.
20% of women will have 'distressing symptoms'. Using strict guidelines, 3-8% of women have a constellation of symptoms, some disabling, and are diagnosed with pmdd. Both PMS and pmdd are conditions for which there is treatment.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Premenstrual syndrom
Pms refer to a wide range of symptoms that start during the second half of menstrual cycle ( 14 days or more after the last day of.
A menstrual phase.With multiple symptoms : such as bloating , breast tenderness, constipation or diarrhea, food graving , ha, confusion , feeling of sadness , irritability and mood swing.

In brief: Premenstrual syndrom
Pms refer to a wide range of symptoms that start during the second half of menstrual cycle ( 14 days or more after the last day of.
A menstrual phase.With multiple symptoms : such as bloating , breast tenderness, constipation or diarrhea, food graving , ha, confusion , feeling of sadness , irritability and mood swing.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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