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Don't know what is wrong? My period in twice in a month?

By Anonymous June 24, 2009 - 2:54pm
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Ok here goes. I have a question I am going to turn 30 in a week and I had my period on June 9th and lasted about 7 days. Today it is June 24 and I got my period for the second time in the month. I did have unprotected sex with my husband on June 20th, but he pulled out. Now 4 days later I get my period. I have started a new excersise program/diet and have been seeing a doctor in a weight managment clinic along with my OBGYN and have lost a total of 10-15 lbs in about a month. I a have also been under a lot of stress recentley but and the same time recently I feel much fatigue (which I thought could be lack of sleep). However I had been having stomache cramps mostly high above my rib cage. Please help I am a little worried since in 2004 I had a surgery because I had an ovarian cyst that almost burst which one of my ovaries had to be removed. I have 2 kids a 10 year old and a 1 year old.

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I'm glad to hear back from you.

Can you tell where the stomach cramping/pain is coming from? Is it from your actual stomach, or your stomach-area (meaning, uterus or other reproductive organ) from "normal" menstrual cramping?

I'm glad to hear that you are calling your doctor, as with a history of ovarian cysts, you probably do not want to be too careful. I can tell you that we have had other women on this site who have been concerned about a 2nd period in the same month, so it is not uncommon. "Abnormal uterine bleeding", which is the name for several symptoms (periods too close together, unusually long periods, etc) can be caused by many things...any type of hormonal change (and, stress can cause this as well). Hormonal changes can also be caused by extreme or quick weight loss, so you may want to ask your doctor about this (if/when ovarian cysts are ruled out).

Do you mind if I ask you what diet pill your doctor prescribed? Have you done your research on the possible side effects, as well as what a healthy dose is? There are some diet pills that are approved by the FDA for short-term use, and we can send you this information if you are interested.

June 25, 2009 - 7:07pm
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Oh and my menstrual cycle 2 wks ago was what I would call normal.....This is more brown/red....very light with stomach cramping/pain.

June 25, 2009 - 3:04pm
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Hello, Thanx for your response. Yes, I have had irregular periods in the past but it was over 7 years ago and the Dr said it was because of stress. I recentley (end of May) visited my doctor for the second time follow up on an abnormal pap of when I was Prego. But, everything was normal on this go round and he'd see me again in 6 months. In 2004 I started spotting bright red soon after intercourse and immediatley went to the doctor. My family doctor refered me to a OBGYN and he completed the ultra sound and confirmed an ovarian cyst. But since I havent had any more.
Also i average about 2-4lbs a week and my doctor said it was ok since I still have some way to go to reach my pre pregnancy weight. So he is supervising my diet and pills he has perscribed he also takes blood preassure and had completed blood work as well. I am exercising about 30-40 min a day and run/walk a 5k every week. Calories i really don't count but, I have reduced them somewhat dramatically. I just really hope it's nothing too serious. I will be calling my doctor to set up an appointment but most likely it will be once the spotting goes away.

June 25, 2009 - 3:02pm

Have you ever had an "irregular" period before? Is this second period heavy or light?

I wouldn't think that intercourse would have anything to do with your period.

Since you have a history of ovarian cysts, how often do you visit the doctor for an exam? How were you diagnosed with your ovarian cysts (was it through a routine annual/pelvic exam?). I'm just wondering if this is something that can be ruled out, as I assume you and your doctors would be monitoring this.

What has your doctors said about you losing 10-15 pounds in one month? The healthy weight-loss ideal is 4-8 pounds per month, although under the care and supervision of a doctor, this may be altered. Are you taking any medications to lose this amount? How many calories are you consuming per day, and how much are you exercising (calories expended) per day? This could factor into your fatigue, as well as your body and hormones changing.

June 25, 2009 - 2:32pm
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