Irritability Related To Menstrual Cycle

What Causes Irritability Related To Menstrual Cycle?

Irritability related to menstrual cycle can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose irritability related to menstrual cycle, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "irritability related to menstrual cycle" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • PMS A
  • Low Progesterone

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
temple-based headaches
poor mental clarity
leg cramps caused by walking
elevated estrogen levels
pre/menstrual depression
pear-shaped body when overweight
mood swings during menstrual cycle
hyperactivity
elevated basophil count
having hot flashes
history of non-vaginal candidiasis
breast soreness during cycle
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of irritability related to menstrual cycle:
Cause Probability Status
Low Progesterone 93% Confirm
PMS A 50% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate being premenopausal or being perimenopausal, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you suffer irritability related to your menstrual cycle?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally / moderate
→ Often / severe
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate irritability related to cycle, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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