Are you Getting your Periods More than Once a Month?

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Menstruation or periods in women is a natural process, and for a few days each month every woman has to bear the inconvenience along with some problems that come with with it. But sometimes this starts happening not only once a month but twice. This is not necessarily an indicator of some disease but if it is happening continuously, then you should meet your doctor immediately, so that you can know the right cause and correct it. Here we will tell you some facts that may be the reason for you having your periods more than once in a month: 


1) Contraceptive Pills

If you often forget to take your contraceptive pills on time, they could be the reason for irregular bleeding. Whenever you forget to take birth control pills or injections, it is natural to have bleeding as there is a decrease in the levels of hormones in the body. According to the instructions written on these pills, if you start it again, it gets better gradually. However, do not forget to use any other method for birth control during this period.


2) Pregnancy

Most people know that pregnancy means stoppage of monthly periods. But in a lot of cases, bleeding or spotting occurs even after a woman gets pregnant. This mostly happens in the first three months and it is more likely to occur after exercise or sex. The easiest way to avoid this is to confirm whether your are pregnant first by taking a pregnancy test.


3) Fibroids

Polyps or fibroids occurring in the uterus are very common nowadays and can be caused by hormonal imbalances. This also becomes the reason for bleeding in the interval between two monthly cycles. At the same time, it is also the cause of pain in the back, swelling in the stomach, anaemia, sexual intercourse, and bleeding, which is however not associated with monthly periods. This is confirmed by medical examination and can be removed by surgery after diagnosis.


4) Vaginal Infection

Infections in the vagina and uterus can cause many problems but many times they can cause vaginal bleeding other than monthly periods. The physician says these bacterial infections like vaginitis or trichomoniasis can cause inflammation or infection of the uterus and irregular bleeding.


5) Thyroid

An underactive or overactive thyroid gland can increase your monthly periods to twice a month. This is confirmed with blood tests and this problem can be corrected with regular medication.



According to medical science research, polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in eight to twenty percent of women. This condition arises due to the lack of ovulation, causing an imbalance of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and one of its major symptoms is irregular bleeding.


7) Beginning of Menopause

Perimenopause that might begin in the thirties, can also cause irregular menstrual periods, in which bleeding can occur at frequent intervals.


8) Increase in Weight

Continuous weight gain or even a decrease in weight or excessive exercise also affects hormones that balance ovulation, which can change the normal pattern of your monthly cycle.

All these are common reasons which can cause periods to occur twice a month, after the medical check-up. Even then if you are struggling with this problem, then meet your doctor to find out why this is happening because a doctor can only suggest the best remedy for your problem.

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