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Two periods in one month

By Anonymous January 18, 2017 - 9:38am
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I am 37 yrs old. My periods are normal till this month bt this month i gt periods again aftr 18 days intervl. Is this nrml or nt?? This month i ate lots of junk foods and high energy diet. Cd this be the reason?? Secondly besides 18 day gap nuthing else seems unsual. Kindly suggest.

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Hi. I had a period jan 5th lasted 5days which is normal. I spotted 3 times in between and then had a very heavy period for 5days last 2 days of Jan beginning of Feb. I have had stomach cramps. Me and my partner are trying for a baby I am 36 he is a bit older but we r both worried as to what to do now. I have always had period one a month with a 28 day cycle before the next one is due. Any ideas what this could be????

February 5, 2017 - 11:17pm
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Hello Footiemum36,

Consider scheduling an appointment for an exam with your gynecologist. The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of hormones. Any upset will cause a change. You would want to know if there are any issues before becoming pregnant.


February 6, 2017 - 2:38pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community for some insight on why you had two periods just 18 days apart. This can be because of stress, some types of exercise, or other changes in your life.

At the age of 37, I would think you are too young to be showing early signs of perimenopause.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of hormones. Any upset or imbalance will cause changes.

If this pattern continues, please contact your gynecologist. Having a period less than 21 days apart can lead to blood loss resulting in iron deficiency anemia.


January 18, 2017 - 9:54am
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