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What might premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cause?

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Because of the surges in hormones during puberty, many girls feel moodiness at times, especially right before their periods. This is called premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS may cause:

  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fluid retention
  • Anxiety
  • Dietary cravings

From: Girls and Puberty WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Social Health Association's Iwannaknow.org: "Puberty for Girls - What to Expect." 

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Puberty Information for Girls."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Social Health Association's Iwannaknow.org: "Puberty for Girls - What to Expect." 

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Puberty Information for Girls."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

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