- Q How are menstrual problems diagnosed?
Often, doctors diagnose menstrual problems based on symptoms. For example, if your doctor suspects premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or its severe form, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), you may be asked to keep a record of your symptoms for two or more... Full Answer
- Q At what age does menstruation typically begin?
Menstruation begins when a woman is just a girl. Some girls begin menstruation, or start getting their periods, as early as 8. Others don't begin until the age of 15. For many girls, the appearance of breast growth, sometimes called breast buds,... Full Answer
- Q Why do your breasts get tender before your period?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe same thing that causes increased hunger, mood swings, and all the other things associated with menstrual cycle: Hormonal fluctuations. They're what cause changes in the breast ducts and the breast lobules. The breast pain usually occurs during the... Full Answer