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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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I have been having multiple periods a month and I don't know

Customer Question

I have been having multiple periods a month and I don't know why
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: Some discomfort in my abdominal area. Up until last month I was very regular.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had cervical cancer 11 years ago
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I will be helping you today.

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Can you give me some more information, please?

What is your age?

How many days apart are the periods?

How long does each last?

When was your last checkup with your gyn?

Thanks,

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
age 32
26 days apart
About 5-7 days
June
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Actually, 26 days apart isn't unusual. Anything from 20-40 is generally okay.

How far apart were they before they started being too frequent?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
That's what it normally was now I have one every 2 weeks for 2 months now.
I start it last 6-7 days then stops for 4 days and I start again.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Okay, now I understand.

There are some fairly harmless causes of frequent periods such as excessive exercise, stress, some medications (such as blood thinners, and hormones meant to encourage endometrial shedding), and women going into perimenopause (the years leading up to complete cessation of periods).

More serious causes are things like ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, underactive thyroid, uterine fibroids. Of course the most serious consideration would be endometrial cancer.

I'm sorry it isn't possible to tell you why your periods are so frequent. That is going to require an exam, probably an endometrial biopsy, ultrascan of the abdomen, etc.

Please let me know what additional questions you have.

Kind regards,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm not on any medication. I don't even take over the counter medication.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Then that is definitely not the cause. It must be one of the other dozen or so causes that can cause more frequent than usual periods. If I were your doctor I'd start with the scan and endometrial biopsy. That would detect uterine fibroids. Sometimes all it takes is a D & C to clear things up.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks anyways
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

You're so very welcome. I'm sorry it is impossible to diagnose anything without an exam and proper testing.

Kind regards,

Schuyler

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Did you have further questions about this?

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back. I’m always happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me (hopefully a “5”) when you are done.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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