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Is it normal to have a period every 3 weeks? Should I be

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Is it normal to have a period every 3 weeks? Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Some women may have normal cycle period of 3 weeks. But if your period cycle earlier was of longer duration and this has started recently, it is advisable to consult your doctor to look for the hormonal changes. Following investigations are usually advised;

1) Blood work for the hormones.
2) Ultrasound for uterus and ovaries.

If there are changes in bleeding pattern, these investigations are further necessary.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
also, i have noticed that my breasts are a lot more sore throughout the month, but then my cycle starts and that makes me think that I couldn't be pregnant. Not saying I am trying to get pregnant. Within the last year, I was pregnant twice and miscarried. Is it because of my age?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Yes, age related hormonal changes can be a definitive factor. This is called as perimenopause which can last 5-7 years in some women. The other cause is thyroid or prolactin hormone abnormality, which too may be responsible for these changes in period cycle and breast. Following investigations are thus advised:

1) FSH, LH, and estrogen levels.

2) TSH to rule out thyroid dysfunction

3) Prolactin level

4) A general chemistry profile to check for any systemic diseases

5) Pelvic ultrasound to check endometrial stripe

It is privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun
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