Before a menstrual cycle begins, there are several symptoms that a woman should begin to notice. Unfortunately, these symptoms can vary widely from one person to another, so many women are left wondering whether or not their symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or “PMS” are normal.

The four female OBGYNs at Associated Women’s Healthcare are all board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are all members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They have extensive experience diagnosing and treating PMS. Contact Associated Women’s Healthcare today to schedule an appointment in Plano, TX by calling 972.612.8829. We help manage PMS symptoms for patients from Plano, Garland, Frisco, Allen, Lewisville, and the surrounding area.

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Common Symptoms of PMS

Women may experience one or more of the following in relation to premenstrual syndrome:

  • Cramping of the lower abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood changes (depression, anxiety, irritability)

If you experience any of the above symptoms begin tracking them in relation to your menstrual cycle.  Symptoms can up to seven days before your menstrual cycle starts and typically improve by the time your cycle ends.

PMS symptoms can be bothersome and impact your everyday life.  They can cause you to miss important events at school or work but this does not have to be the case!  There are lifestyle changes and medications to help treat these symptoms and improve your overall health.

Serious Conditions That Are Often Mistaken for PMS

Many women often feel embarrassed to talk about their periods or even about their reproductive health in general. This unnecessary silence leads many to assume that their severe pain and discomfort is a regular part of having a menstrual cycle, rather than investigating other potential causes.

The truth of the matter is that there are plenty of other conditions that can cause a woman to experience abnormal symptoms during her period such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis.

Schedule an Appointment in Plano, TX

Contact women-led Associated Women’s Healthcare to schedule an appointment and address all of your questions and concerns surrounding PMS. Patients may call our office in Plano, TX, at (972) 612-8829 to schedule an appointment with one of our four female gynecologists!