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Can PMS cause groin pain in women?

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Premenstrual syndrome can cause groin and abdominal pain in women, according to Mayo Clinic. In addition, PMS can cause breast and muscle soreness, bloating, fatigue and mood swings.

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Symptoms of PMS vary from person to person. The Office on Women's Health reports that some symptoms can be mistaken for other disorders, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or irritable bowel syndrome. It is important to rule these out before beginning any treatment plan. Some contributors to PMS symptoms include low vitamins and minerals, a high-salt diet that leads to fluid retention, and high consumption of alcohol or caffeine.

Treatment for symptoms of PMS can be as simple as drinking more water, stretching and using a hot compress, explains the OWH. For more severe pain or discomfort, over-the-counter ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin can be taken. Alternative therapies for PMS symptoms include dietary supplements of evening primrose oil, calcium, magnesium and vitamin E, as recommended by Mayo Clinic.

Temporary cessation of PMS symptoms occurs during pregnancy, and PMS symptoms completely disappear with the onset of menopause. Mayo Clinic and the OWH stress the importance of seeing a doctor in the case of severe symptoms of PMS as they can be indicative of the more serious condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

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