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 Reference gynecologist Opens New Window to help you make a treatment plan.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology