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What causes premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?

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Doctors know that premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is caused by the constantly changing hormone levels of the menstrual cycle. But they don’t have all the answers about exactly how this happens or why some women are more affected by PMS than others.

From: PMS and the Pill WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape. “Premenstrual Syndrome.”

American Academy of Family Physicians. ”Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).”

Office on Women’s Health. “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) fact sheet.”

National Women’s Health Resource Center. “Birth Control Pills: Benefits.”

American Society for Reproductive Medicine. “Noncontraceptive Benefits of Birth Control Pills.”

National Women’s Health Resource Center. “Birth Control Pills: Overview.”

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. “Understanding Menstrual Suppression.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape. “Premenstrual Syndrome.”

American Academy of Family Physicians. ”Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).”

Office on Women’s Health. “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) fact sheet.”

National Women’s Health Resource Center. “Birth Control Pills: Benefits.”

American Society for Reproductive Medicine. “Noncontraceptive Benefits of Birth Control Pills.”

National Women’s Health Resource Center. “Birth Control Pills: Overview.”

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. “Understanding Menstrual Suppression.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 10, 2018

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