Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) (cont.)
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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Prognosis
The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome are usually gone within 3-4 days of the start of a woman's period. The symptoms of PMS stop when a woman is no longer menstruating (is postmenopausal). If a woman has a severe case of PMS, some doctors will treat them with a variety of medications or with a combination of medicine, diet, and exercise. The only definitive cure for PMS is removal of the uterus and ovaries, which may have many other complications and unwanted long- and short-term consequences. Most women gain benefit from existing therapies without surgery.
Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014
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