Menstruating for the second time in a month? Here’s what can be the reason!



Let’s admit it – no matter how much you hate your periods, even a slight change in the cycle can make you anxious.

Heavy flow, light flow, preponed or postponed menstrual cycle, they all are issues that are reported quite frequently.

But menstruating twice a month (or more than that) is something that shouldn’t be ignored.

For some this could be the reason behind major hormonal changes and a few believe that it could be the result of being on medication.

We share a few factors that could make you bleed twice a month:

1. Pregnancy

Pregnancy can lead to spotting, and can sometimes be mistakenly considered as menstruation. When you get pregnant, your body produces different hormones and these hormones put a halt on your menstrual cycle. It has been observed that some women might experience spotting more than once before the end of period cycle.

2. Stress and anxiety

Stress can affect your regular period cycle and sometimes make you bleed twice a month, that too, in a short span of time. Stressful situations make your mind and body work overtime. In some scenarios, women may not bleed for a month or two and in other cases, they may bleed more than once a month.

3. Being on medication

Some medicines can also affect your monthly cycle. If you are on medication and it is disturbing your period cycle, you must consult your doctor.

4. Birth control pills

This is another factor that affects your menstrual cycle. Birth control pills have a great impact on the hormones and can make your period cycle irregular and sometimes lead to heavy bleeding. If a woman wants to self administer birth control medication on a regular basis, it’s best to consult an expert as your body may take a few months to get adapted to the dose.

5. Sudden weight loss or gain

There are numerous factors that can cause a sudden change in your weight. It can change your hormones, which in turn, can impact your menstrual cycle.

6. Uterine Fibroids

Though this is a rare situation, but in some cases, it could be responsible for heavy periods. This can be due to benign uterine abnormalities. In severe cases, it can be related to certain types of cancer, so you must consult a doctor as soon as possible.

7. Drinking alcohol in excess

As in many cases, excessive drinking can affect the functioning of your liver and may disturb your hormones.

8. Menopause

Reaching the menopause stage can make you bleed more. This is normal as your menstrual cycle is about to get over, permanently.

A TIP: It is advised that if you experience any change in your menstrual cycle, you must consult a health expert. DO NOT self administer any medication as it can impact your fertility.

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