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Is it normal to have a period every two weeks?

By Anonymous November 3, 2014 - 10:49am
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I'm a 42 year old lady who has had regular periods every 28 days until a month and a half ago when I've been having them every two weeks.....my breasts have been sore and I've been very tired. I'm anaemic and take two iron tablets a day. Could this be the cause?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for seeking our help with your concern.

Have you mentioned this recent change to your gynecologist? You should schedule an appointment to be evaluated.

Anemia causes fatigue, and having a menstrual period every two weeks will only make you more anemic.

Abnormal uterine bleeding can be broken into two categories: 1) problems that are hormonal in origin; and 2) those that are organic in origin—most commonly fibroid tumors, uterine polyps, or a systemic disease such as cancer or a blood-clotting disorder.

Fluctuations in hormone levels cause menstrual irregularities and are on early sign of perimenopause. Some women start in their late 40s.

Uterine fibroids can cause excessive flow during menstruation or bleeding between periods.


November 3, 2014 - 11:00am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann, thank you for your reply. It was very helpful. I do have fibroids but was told they were only small. I'm over due my smear which I should have had 3 months ago. I'm on yearly tests as have had cancerous cells twice. I will book an appointment with my local nurse as soon as I can.

November 3, 2014 - 11:14am
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