Premenstrual syndrome or PMS describes a variety of symptoms that occur a week or so before the onset of a woman’s period. Many women have tender breasts, become moody or irritable, and experience bloating and a number of other symptoms to some degree. Any symptom of PMS can vary from mild to severe and women may think they are all normal. This is not necessarily true because there are some serious conditions that are often mistaken for PMS.
Keeping track of your menstrual cycle can help you answer the question: when is a period considered abnormal. Then filter in the remaining information here to distinguish whether your cycle is normal. All women are different, and we celebrate that, but knowing when to speak to Dr. Odom about your period can save you unnecessary pain and anxiety.
Every woman has used the excuse €œI’m PMSing€ in their lifetime. However, recent studies show that PMS and PMDD aren’t just excuses but medical conditions that can have an impact on a woman’s daily life.