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The concern is that last 6-8 months My cycle has reduced

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Hi Doctor, The concern is that last 6-8 months My cycle has reduced from 28 days to 21/22/23 day cycle,
my chumps in Feb started on 9th and my last sexual activity, was on March 1st. And March 2nd was date for periods.
I got my chumps again on, March 31st afternoon, healthy and normal..with 29 days in between.after a long time.
Again, with in 17 days of gap, I got my chumps now I.e on April 17th, and am worried, I never got such a short period.
I have relieved myself from stress(leading a stress free life) , I basically included black coffee in my diet, started regular exercising in a day(but no timing followed).
Have not even reduced any weight for any of the changes to occur.
One major thing is that I'm not able to sleep properly, but I don't know, is this a hormonal imbalance or anything..
What can b the cause, what should I do? And I was not even on birth control pills, as we used protection, everything was normal, why did I get my chumps in 18 days time, from a healthy 28-31 day cycle to 18 days. Is it normal, what can be the causes. Pls elaborate. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Welcome to Justanswer website.

Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Do you have any known medical illness?

Any tests done so far?

What is your weight now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doctor, I'm completely fine No medical illness, Weight is fluctuating around 71 to 73. I went for trekking the previous day and ran a lot. Do you think that could be one of the reasons?
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

The symptoms you have described of irregularity in cycles since last 6-8 months where your cycle has reduced from 28 days to 21-23 days & this time on April 17th,you got the chumps after a gap of only 17 days.

Its most common causes are:stress,imbalance of hormones,polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS)/estrogen dominance,uterine abnormalities (fibroids/cysts/polyps/endometriosis).

You need clinical examination,testing for thyroid function and other hormone levels. A pelvic exam is required to rule out any uterine abnormality, a cervical polyp or fibroid, or a uterine infection.Also you need an ultrasound to evaluate the uterus, the ovaries and the fallopian tubes.

Trekking or running a lot does not influence the menstrual cycle directly.As you had mid cycle bleeding/early periods for the first time(after 17 days of previous cycle),I advise you to wait & watch your symptoms.

If this happens again,then you need to consult your gynecologist for the clinical examination & above described tests to find out the root cause & then take the treatment accordingly(if required).

Hope this helped

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello doctor,
It's my second day and there is hardly any flow going on.
During the sudden 30 day time, I had fever also..
And is this healthy? Am really worried as I didn't come across anything like this..but early periods means..shall I wait till the next time..and consult the doctor, or shall I do it immediately, my skin is dried up, a lot of bloating is there in the body and sleepless nights.
Apart from other consequences, but I hardly eat food, exercising good in a day..and my weight is actually increasing! From yday to today, it's 74. What are all this! And hardly any flow on my second day
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

If I understand correctly, you got a period February 9, March 2, March 31, April 17. Is that correct?

What do you do for birth control?

Do you plan to have children in the future? Thank you.