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    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor if:

    • PMS symptoms regularly disrupt your life.
    • You feel out of control because of PMS symptoms.
    • Home treatments don't help.
    • Severe PMS symptoms (such as depression, anxiety, irritability, crying, or mood swings) don't end a couple of days after your menstrual period starts.

    Who to see

    Most family doctors can diagnose and treat PMS. So can most nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

    If you have severe symptoms, you may need to see a gynecologist to help you make a treatment plan.

    If your symptoms are mainly emotional or behavioral, a psychiatrist or psychologist can help you find ways to manage your symptoms.

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: July 25, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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