Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care for PMS
If a woman has symptoms of PMS that do not go away within 3-4 days of the start of her period, call a doctor. The woman may have a different medical problem.
When the typical symptoms of PMS become so severe that lifestyle is drastically altered, talk with a doctor.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Diagnosis
The health care professional will talk with the patient about her symptoms and when they occur each month. Keep track of symptoms, particularly noting when they occur during the menstrual cycle. The health care practitioner may ask the patient to keep accurate records or diary of symptoms throughout the next month or two. These records give the patient and health care professional a better understanding of the symptoms and how they relate to the patient's menstrual cycle.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/25/2016
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