Poor Concentration During Menstrual Cycle

What Causes Poor Concentration During Monthly Cycle?

Poor concentration during monthly cycle can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'very serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose poor concentration during monthly 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 "poor concentration during monthly cycle" as a symptom.  Here are three possibilities:
  • PMS D
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Low Estrogens

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:
low T3 free level
rapid pulse rate
slowed pulse rate
stress-induced arthritis
regularly feeling unusually cold
hot flashes between period
mildly elevated TSH
numb/burning/tingling extremities
poor cold weather tolerance
frequent colds/flus
frequent unexplained sadness/crying
missing outer third of eyebrows
... and more than 50 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of poor concentration during monthly cycle:
Cause Probability Status
Low Estrogens 92% Confirm
Hypothyroidism 12% Unlikely
PMS D 2% Ruled out
* 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 have poor concentration during certain parts of your menstrual cycle?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally / moderate
→ Often / severe
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate poor concentration during cycle, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as: