Premenstrual syndrome is the cyclic
recurrence of a group of symptoms that appear during
the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (1-2 weeks prior
to menses) and diminish significantly or disappear
completely several days after the onset of menstruation.
Premenstrual syndrome encompasses a wide variety of
symptoms that are unique to and diagnostic of
premenstrual syndrome. To be diagnosed with
premenstrual syndrome, three conditions must be met: a
woman’s symptoms must correspond with the luteal
phase and be absent during the follicular phase of the
menstrual cycle; the symptoms should have some degree
of monthly recurrence; and the symptoms must be
severe enough to interfere with some aspect of life style.
Daily records confirming the severity, impact, and
timing of symptoms are essential in confirming the
diagnosis and ruling out more chronic disorders.
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