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Two Periods in One Month

13 Reasons Why You Might Have Had Two Periods in One Month

This article provides some information about irregular periods or having two periods in one month. It also includes some reasons responsible for this condition.
Ratnashri Dutta
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
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Is It Normal?
What doctors usually mean by irregular periods are missed periods (when one misses out a period one month) or when one has two periods within a gap of two weeks or spotting between periods. Sometimes this is not a cause of worry, however, it could be a cause of worry if a woman is bleeding postmenopausal or if that girl is younger than 12-years old. Then, in that case, one has to visit the gynecologist. Having it once is normal, however, if one experiences an irregular menstruation cycle quite frequently, then it might be a cause of worry.
What's the Reason?
The causes given below will answer your question as to why it happens. The most common causes of this problem have been listed below.

  • Hormonal imbalance is one cause for this irregular menstruation. Sometimes when women undergo emotional problems, due to irregularity in the hormones it results in two periods.
  • A fall in the thyroid level is also another cause for irregular periods or two periods.
  • Thickening of the uterine wall which often occurs due to hormonal imbalance can also lead to excess bleeding.
  • Weight loss or weight gain.
  • Lack of proper diet or diet without any nutrition.
  • Excessive smoking and drinking.
  • Periods may also affect while on birth control, and this might be one of the side effects of birth control pills.
  • Certain medications or drugs can also lead to this problem.
  • Stress or excessive intake of caffeine is another cause.
  • Chemotherapy can also be a cause.
  • If one has given birth to a child recently.
  • Two periods after stopping birth control pills are due to the decrease in the number of hormones that have occurred due to the pills.
  • A miscarriage can also lead to this issue.

If the bleeding during the second period is pretty heavy or if one experiences it quite frequently, then visit the doctor immediately.
DisclaimerThis article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.