Post # 1
Hello Bees, Just asking if this is normal.
Last month I had two periods. I told my doctor and she said it could be stress. I know i get stressed at times, but not all the time. So i just shrugged it off, well i had my period early this month thought it was weird. just finished it last week. Well last night I have ANOTHER one! thats 4 periods in 2 months. I know I’m not that stressed out! I’m not in BC & I dont want to be.
Is this normal sometimes? I go back to the Dr in 2 weeks, I’ll let her know whats going on. But til then has anyone had this problem? Is it something to worry about? I wonder what could cause having them more often. Sorry if any of this is Too Much Information.
Post # 3
Hello! Ive been tracking my period recently on my calendar because I want to start ttc this fall. I noticed I got my period twice last month. For example I got it June 5th which was 23 days from my last cycle. Lately my cycle seems to be 25 days so I think it was God sparing me because I should have gotten it a couple days later which would have meant it would have been heavier on my wedding day! Anyways I then got it again on June 30th. Now I just got it again today so its back to being a 25 day cycle.
I don’t recall being overly stressed about my wedding but maybe being a bit busier was enough to change my cycle a bit. I too was concerned and looked it up online and read its normal for your cycle to be anywhere between 20 to 28 days. Since you are going to your doctor I would just mention it to be sure something else isn’t going on. If mine didn’t get back on track I would have called my doctor too just to double check!
Post # 4
Considering an average cycle is 28 days, having 2 periods a month can happen. It’s more likely if you have a shorter cycle. I’ve heard that as long as you’re between 21 and 33 days you should be fine. If your cycle is longer or shorter than this, then maybe it’s time to look into things…
Post # 5
i have pretty normal period cycle when i first had my period (15 years ago). it usually happen around the same day every month. then i dont know what happen when i went to uni, i got my period every 3 weeks, which is kind of annoying. and now my period is every 26 days.
i have also heard of someone who only have period 4 times every year and she has 3 children
maybe it’s stress or something to do with hormone
Post # 6
If you aren’t in your teens, or at the end of your fertile years (like me).
Then as the others have said, the norm tends to be anywhere from 21 to 33/35 days.
Anything beyond that is considered “unusual” and should be checked out (exceptions would be if you are on BC that is meant to delay your period)
Period irregularities can be caused by things like stress (of which Wedding Planning could qualify), a change in hormones, or a health issue (cysts for example)
Worthwhile going to see your Doctor / OBGYN to make sure everything is ok.
Post # 7
Yes i understand having around 20 to 28 days in between. But i’m talking about like 10 to 14 days in between my periods. I really cant do anything about it now. I still have 2 weeks til my doctor apt (might have another period by then) but maybe it is stress? I didnt think i was stressed out, i mean how could you not notice that? lol
Post # 8
@s.renea9: Same thing started happening to me early this spring. Talked to doctor about it, they told me it was probably stress. Then it happened a second and third time and seemed to be heavier each time. They ran some tests, pulled my birth control method and everything went back to normal. I had been on the patch for ten years and the doctor said that sometimes the hormones can begin to affect you in different ways. I am in my early 40s, not sure how old you are. But definitely see if your doctor can change up your birth control method and see if that works. Having two periods a month sucks! Best of luck!
Post # 9
I am in menopause and I was having constant periods. It took me six months to finally get to the ob-gyn to get some advice. I assumed it was stress or just plain menopause weirdness… she was actually concerned and told me that frequent bleeding can be — **can be*** (not trying to scare you) — a symptom of uterine cancer.
She ordered a sonogram and everything turned out to be OK. But… definitely run this by your doctor. Don’t assume it’s just stress.