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Question: More than one menstral cycle in a month

 cheyenne_7794 - Wed May 18, 2005 12:07 am

Hi I am worried it seems like every other month I am cycling 2 times during the month is this something for me to worry about?

I would really like some help on this so I will stop worrying about it.

Thank you
sandra skinner
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed May 18, 2005 1:10 am

User avatar Hello,
Most cycles take around 28 days to complete, but a normal cycle can be anywhere from 21 days to as long as 35 days. Irregular menstrual cycles are not uncommon in teenage girls, particularly in the two years following your first period. Stress and sudden changes in diet or environment can also affect your cycle. Hence, bleeding twice in a month is not uncommon and unless this recurs monthly for a few months, it's of no consequence.
 Feathers - Wed May 18, 2005 2:08 pm

Hi there,

As the doctor in previous reply said, many factors, such as stress, can cause you to
have irregular or frequent cycles.

Your age is a factor--the older you get, the more reason for looking further into the
cause of these frequent cycles. Just to be on the safe side, I would suggest that
you get a pap smear and a check-up with a gynecologist. Be sure to tell him/her about
this pattern of irregular cycles.

There are a number of factors, particularly as you get past adolescence, that can
cause heavy and/or more frequent cycles---a few of them are hormonal imbalances and
ovarian problems. But regardless of your age, if a problems persists, I would get it
checked out.

Remember that taking good care of your female health now will help preserve your
good health, as well as your fertility, in the future.

Good Luck,

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