N94.3: Premenstrual tension syndrome

You have recurrent symptoms that start in the days leading up to your menstrual period.

This lining of the uterus thickens at the start of each normal menstrual cycle. It is then expelled when you have your period. This process is controlled by various sex hormones.

You can have various symptoms in the period before your menstrual period. You may have pain in your lower abdomen or lower back, for example. Your breasts may also swell up and feel heavy and tender. You may also have headaches. You may also have low mood or mood swings.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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