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Why am I having my period after two weeks?

By November 15, 2012 - 5:28pm
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My mother's side of the family has a history of early periods occurring at regular intervals. Because of this, it seems as though my high risk percentage has turned up as a likely continuation of this "legacy." I am currently menstruating, as was I a mere 15 days prior. I understand I am young enough to have irregular periods, being only 15 years of age, but the normalcy has been apparent in the fact that they always came later, and of the countless times I've been through this before, it has never been early. Not even by a day, I'm afraid , which is why I believe there may be cause for concern. I was an early bloomer in terms of puberty and my physical being, so one could say I've been experiencing this longer than most my age have, and I'm starting to get the idea I'm "leveling out," so to speak, and my heredity is coming to haunt me. However, I would like to know if there are other reasons why this could be happening. Any suggestions would be wonderful!

*And on a similar note, when I menstruate, I feel elated and ecstatic, and have much more energy. I'm simply a happier person without sadness of any kind. Thoughts?*

Thank you so much if you've taken the time to respond!

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Hello TheHypoteticalMetis,

At what age did you begin menstruating?
As you know, the menstrual cycle is regulated by a hormones. During each cycle, your brain's hypothalamus and pituitary gland send hormone signals back and forth with your ovaries. These signals get the ovaries and uterus ready for a pregnancy. Estrogen and progesterone play the biggest role in how the uterus changes during each cycle.

A change in hormone levels can affect your cycle. Teenagers tend to have low or changing progesterone levels. A drop in progesterone along with estrogen causes the lining of the uterus to break down. This is when your period starts.

This could possibly be the reason you had two periods just two weeks apart.
Scheduling an appointment with your doctor will allow you the opportunity to discuss your menstrual cycle and concerns.


November 15, 2012 - 6:11pm

Sorry about the title question! It's supposed to say "Why might I be having a period after two weeks?"

November 15, 2012 - 5:30pm
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