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 should I do for my elevated cortisol and DHEA levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done blood work and urinalysis. Everything came back normal except with slightly elevated cortisol of 25 ug/dl in the morning and elevated DHEA-S of 480 micrograms per deciliter also in the morning. My urine has some microscopic blood in it. I get my periods two times a month. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The normal upper limit of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) for your age is 400 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Your level is 480 micrograms per deciliter of blood which is a mild elevat...  Read Full »

I am worried about my irregular periods which lasted only for a day and a half. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my irregular periods. Last, I got them on the 7th of last passing month and then I got them in between for a day and later for half a day this month. What can I do? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems you have signs and symptoms of polycystic ovaries. I recommend you consult your gynecologist doctor and then tablet of Norethisterone 10 mg from day 4 to day 26 of your menstrual cycle and then wait for the withdrawal bleeding. And aga...  Read Full »

My PCOS medicines are causing weight gain, hair loss, a skin tone change, and back and leg pain every day. How long do I have to take them?

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 spice. Wa...  Read Full »

I got my period twice in the same month and it also lasted more than usual for eight days. What could be the problem?

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 »

I have had my period twice this month. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I had my period twice within a month. Is this normal? My periods were normal, with cramps and the same symptoms. Also, I am not taking any birth control. This has never happened before.Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Dear, please send me detailed medical history. As you mentioned, you are not on any contraceptive pills, so first of all, it is better to have serum beta HCG (blood pregnancy test) to exclude pregnancy. Urine pregnancy tests and transvaginal ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my delayed period this time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I am 5.1 feet tall with 137 kg. I get my period every two weeks. I am almost a week late for my period but I am still having period symptoms. I am cramping, have constipation, getting pimples, and headaches. These are all the symptoms I have when I am on my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from increased frequency of menstrual periods with prolonged period symptoms like cramping, constipation, getting pimples, headaches, etc. Suddenly having two menstrual periods in a mon...  Read Full »

I get periods after every week, with a brownish vaginal discharge, severe abdominal pain and itching in the vagina, and a burning sensation during urination. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I get periods after every week, and it has been happening for the last four months. I get a brownish vaginal discharge, severe abdominal pain and itching in the vagina, and a burning sensation during urination. There is swelling in the abdominal area and swollen feet. I also have severe p...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I will suggest you some precautions, investigations, and treatments: I suggest you take urinalysis, urine culture, vaginal swab test, thyroid function test, complete blood count, and pelvic scan with a full bla...  Read Full »

I am a 38-year-old female with long periods for the past eight days and still counting. My last menstrual cycle was about six months ago. Is it normal for my age?

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 »

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 »

Is it normal to have periods twice a month?

Query: Hello, I am 28-year-old. My periods last month started on the twenty-forth 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 »

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