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Menstrual conditions are physical and emotional symptoms that affect a person’s menstrual cycle. These may include (but are not limited to) heavy bleeding, infrequent or missed periods, severe pelvic pain and sudden mood changes.
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) refers to an imbalance of reproductive hormones that can stop ovulation and cause cysts to be found in the ovaries. This condition is often characterised by high production of the male hormone called androgens and symptoms include excessive hair growth, infrequent periods, mood changes and acne.
(Adapted from: Jean Hailes + Clue + WEO + Women’s Health)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder refers to a severe form of Premenstrual Syndrome that can cause extreme irritability, anxiety and depression in the week or two weeks leading up to a period. Symptoms will normally last until up to the third day of a period.
(Adapted from: Women’s Health + Jean Hailes)
Premenstrual Syndrome refers to the physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the week or two weeks leading up to a period. Symptoms range from irritability and mood changes to bloating, acne and tiredness, but should stop once menstrual bleeding begins.
(Adapted from: Jean Hailes + Family Planning NSW)
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