The menopause is when a woman stops having [periods](yourmd:/condition/periods/introduction) and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.
Our Health A-Z contains more information on Menopause.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name given to the physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman's monthly period.
Our Health A-Z contains more information on Premenstrual tension syndrome.
Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.