Frequency of Premenstrual Syndrome & Premenstrual DysphoricDisorders among Medical Students


  • Author- Ammara Mansoor, Hina Javed, Maryum Muneer, Saima Noureen, Mian Waheed Ahmed, Amal


Objective: to assess the prevalence of PMS and PMDD among first-year medical students at a public college in Gujranwala, Punjab.


: This Cross sectional, descriptive study was conducted at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, District Headquarters Hospital Gujranwala during February to July 2021. Total 172 students fulfilling the inclusion criteria, were enrolled. Then students were asked questions related to premenstrual syndrome by using Calendar of Premenstrual Experiences. If score >24, then premenstrual syndrome was labeled. If the score was >30, Premenstrual Dysphoric disorder was labelled. The information was entered and analyzed using SPSS 21.


 : At the end of study period, I had the data of 172 female students. The mean age was 20.90 ± 2.029 years. The mean age at menarche was 10.94 ± 1.435 years. The mean weight and BMI were 54.62 ± 6.040 kg and 23.21 ± 3.021 kg/m2 respectively. The ratio between 4th and 5th year students was 78 (45.3%): 94 (54.7%). Out of 172 students, 87 (50.6%) had symptoms of PMS. The frequency of PMDD was 15 (8.7%). The data was stratified according to age, age at menarche, weight, BMI, and class year. The results showed that there was no difference between stratification groups in terms of frequency of PMS and PMDD.All p values were >0.05


 : The frequencies of PMS and PMDD in female medical students are 50.6% and 8.7% respectively. The data is from a single institution. The diverse data with large sample size would provide more insight into the subject.


Female, Menstrual Cycle, Premenstrual Syndrome, Reproductive organ system