Premenstrual weight gain or bloating can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very serious' to 'generally fatal'. 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 premenstrual weight gain or bloating, we could:
Do you have weight gain greater than 3 pounds (1.5kg) and / or abdominal bloating associated with your cycle?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Weight gain
→ Abdominal bloating