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I get my periods every 15 days. my hemoglobin has dropped down to 8 , PLEASE HELP ME .

By Anonymous July 2, 2015 - 11:04am
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Hello Mam/Sir,
I am facing a serious problem with my menstrual cycle. I am getting my periods every 15 days. i have this problem since one year now. I was in India last year and i was having pills for the same which did help but now that I am in US this problem has attacked me once again. its very depressing. My hemoglobin too has dropped down to 8.1. I am in dire need of help. please advice me on this.

Thank you.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question. Having a menstrual cycle every two weeks is abnormal and will cause you to become anemic.  Make an appointment to see your doctor to determine the cause and determine if any treatment is needed.

Potential causes of frequent menstrual cycle are:

• Dramatic weight loss or gain -- This changes the hormones in the body and these are responsible for directing when the period will start.

• Excessive exercise -- This too disrupts hormones.

• Stress -- Exams, family argument, financial worries, divorce, even a holiday can cause a temporary change in your menstrual cycle.

• Illness and/or medications -- Some medications can affect your cycle. Talk to your doctor about altering or stopping your medication if you think this is happening.

• Uterine problems such as polyps, cysts, fibroids or tumors (either benign or cancerous).

• Sexually transmitted infections -- These can cause bleeding in between periods which can be mistaken for a period.

• Thyroid problems -- Thyroid disease could cause a thickening of the uterine lining, resulting in more bleeding than normal.

• Reactions to contraceptive methods -- Sometimes the pill, depo provera injections or the copper-only IUD can result in a change in your cycle.

• Onset of menopause -- In women aged 45 and over, having periods every two weeks can be a sign that you are about to go through menopause. It can be a sign of ovulation beginning to shut down. If you are under 45, having irregular periods in addition to other symptoms commonly associated with menopause, may signal premature ovarian failure.

As you can see, it can be caused by a number of things and depending on what the cause is your doctor will prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Additional Information: Reasons for Having A Period Every Two Weeks

I hope this helps.

Be well,


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