Safety and value of skin test to sex hormones and sex hormone sensitivity desensitization in women with premenstrual syndrome

Abstract Background Hypersensitivity to one’s own sex hormones is not a new concept but it is an underappreciated one. Such a phenomenon may explain a large proportion of symptoms related to the menstrual cycle (such as premenstrual syndrome, PMS), cyclic pain syndromes or unexplained infertility. In this study we propose a novel diagnostic tool of hormonal skin testing which reveals sex hormones sensitivity with high clinical correlation, and a subsequent successful desensitization technique.