What Is PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, typically occurs one to two weeks before your period and ends one to three days after you start bleeding. And while the exact cause of PMS is unknown, it's thought that PMS sufferers have less of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin.Read More
Are Irregular Periods Dangerous?
You should have your period at least every three to four months (if you are not trying to become pregnant) to avoid the possibility of developing a thickened lining of your uterus, which can be a risk for developing uterine cancer. Your gyno can prescribe either a birth control pill or progesterone medication to establish regular periods.Read more
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