Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Menstrual Stress Incidence

Facts about premenstrual syndrome:

  • In the US, about 75 percent of women have some symptoms of PMS at some time during their lives.
  • About 30 percent of women in the US have mild to moderate PMS.
  • About 5 to 10 percent of women in the US have severe premenstrual syndrome.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Menstrual Stress References
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