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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Lucy used to have PMS. She describes how the condition affected her physically and psychologically, and what it took to get diagnosed. An expert describes the different symptoms, causes and treatment options for PMS.

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Painful periods

Most women experience some form of period pain during their lifetime. The medical term for period pain is dysmenorrhoea.

Know your menstrual cycle

All about the menstrual cycle, from ovulation to periods, the fertile time, getting pregnant and coping with problems.