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Frequent Periods

Normally periods occur once in 25 days to one month. If it occurs more frequently, it will indicate some underlying medical conditions. Some of the causes for frequent periods are anovulation, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, the beginning of menopause, puberty, fibroids, stress, birth control pills, obesity, PCOS, etc.

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What medicines can I take for continuous period bleed other than birth control pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had panic attacks and anxiety attacks. Also, I have periods almost every day, resulting in my blood iron level drops, because of which I have a high pulse rate and feel fatigued all day, and I am in bed all the time. Also, I get diarrhea and stomach ache whenever I take iron sup...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest iron deficiency anaemia, for which iron infusion therapy is good. For high pulse and anxiety, I would suggest beta-blockers and no need to take an antidepressant. And for the periods, I...  Read Full »

Why did my daughter have bleeding 10 days after her period?

Query: Hello doctor, My 17 years old daughter had her periods last month as normal for six days. After 10 days, she suddenly got bleeding again. Apparently, it looks like periods. Is it normal? She had this problem of having her periods occurring quite frequently twice a month, but since last year it was g...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are teenager menstrual cycles. They can have frequent cycles and anovulatory cycles with premenstrual syndrome (having multiple cyclic symptoms near and around periods like abdominal cramps, mood variations, vomitings, nausea, etc. Yes, you should have a check-up ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have periods twice a month?

Query: Hello, I am 28-year-old. My periods last month started on the twenty-fourth and ended on the twenty-seventh. The month before that, I had periods twice. But this month, it is already twenty-eighth, and I did not get my periods. My cycles are not 21 days or 28 days. I am not sure, as I never took the...  Read Full »

Dr. Prajna S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are married or sexually active, please do a urine pregnancy test any time if there is a change in the frequency of your cycle. If not no need to worry. There are hundreds of causes that disturb cycle frequency, but we will rule out which harms your health. Causes...  Read Full »

My PCOS medicines cause side effects. How long should it take?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been married for five months, and from the second day of marriage, I faced bleeding that extended up to 15 days. With a few days gap, it started again with the same bleeding for more than 15 days. That is how I started checking up with the doctor for the first time. Before marriage...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. Following are my suggestions: Meprate (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) is suggested for helping ovulation. You need to have overall work up. Have a healthy diet with less salt, sugar, oil, and spic...  Read Full »

I had my last menstrual cycle six months ago. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 38 years old and have been having menstruation for the past eight days and still counting. My previous menstruation was seven months ago. And then it followed the next month and continues to the present. Is this normal for my age? And this has happened for the first time. Also, I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It would be better if you send me your complete medical, gynecological, obstetrics, and drug history. If this has developed recently, it should be investigated and if you have symptoms of anemia, dizziness, faintin...  Read Full »

I had two long periods in a month. What is the reason?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am on my period for the second time this month. My previous period took eight days but it is usually for five days. What could be the problem? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This may be due to hormone imbalance, anemia, thyroid problems, or infection due to either urinary tract or pelvic floor response. I suggest you do the following tests: 1) Urine routine and culture test. 2) PAP (protected area permit) smear of vaginal discharge for...  Read Full »

Will birth control pills cause frequent periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having very irregular periods since I began getting them. I have been on birth control to help manage and track them, but as of recently, I have been having more sporadic periods. For instance, from the beginning of January through the end of February, the pill I was on wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya A Ramasamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and what you are going through is a hormonal problem. The regularity gradually sets in with maturation of the HPO (hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian) axis ( as you grow older), and the treatment of choice is hormonal pills. The possibilities...  Read Full »

My periods are very irregular and frequent with no problem in ultrasound. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager and I got periods five and a half years back. In the start they were irregular. I took medicines for 21 days and I got my periods after a month but as soon as I left them after three months my periods became irregular. Then for some time I did not take any medicine, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Zachariah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you are deeply troubled by your menstrual cycles. Heavy and frequent bleeding as you suggested will cause anemia and weakness and needs to be treated. On the other hand, if periods are infrequent and less flow, you can treat it without medications too. I...  Read Full »

Is my bleeding due to periods or implantation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my period 15 days after my previous one. Normally, my periods are irregular, they are 10 to 15 days late or sometimes early, but not 15 days after the old one. Is it normal? I did not have sex but was close with my fiance just two days after my previous periods. His penis was on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have described your history that irregular periods are already there. You are a teenager as well could have some irregularities in cycles as the phase of development but continuous irregular cycles need to be investigated actually. Strict diet, strenuous exercise...  Read Full »

Is it common to experience bleeding once more within two weeks after having a menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female and I had unprotected sex a week ago. After which I took the tablet B pill and my last period was two weeks ago. Last night I got my periods that bad? Should I be concerned? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Emergency contraceptive pills are high doses of Progesterone hormone which are produced in the body in the second half of the period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of the inner lining of the uterus, making it unfavorable...  Read Full »

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