Every month, a woman has a menstrual cycle as the body goes through changes in preparation for the likelihood of pregnancy. An egg is released from an ovary each month during ovulation and hormonal changes will get the uterus ready at the same time for pregnancy.
The uterus lining will shed through the vagina if ovulation occurs and the egg is not fertilized. This is the menstrual period. Are two menstrual cycles in one month possible? Read on below if you want to know the answer to this question.
First of all, menstrual bleeding will most commonly occur two times in a calendar month when a normal period starts on the first or second day in the month and another occurs at the very end.
This happens because the length of the normal cycle ranges from twenty-three to thirty-five days, thus allowing two periods to occur in the same month, which is perfectly normal.
However, most women are not referring to this occurrence when they are talking about having their periods twice in a month. In most cases, women are referring to when they are menstruating every two weeks or more, which is less than the twenty-three day interval that falls in the normal range.
When the uterine lining thickens abnormally, this can also cause the period to come twice in a month. This thickening could result from hormonal imbalance or from using estrogen medication without one with progesterone.
High levels of Estrogen will cause the uterine lining to burgeon and become lush and thick, whilst the low levels of progesterone will cause shedding of the inner layer. There must be a balance between the two hormones to ensure moderate and regular periods.
If anything disrupts the hormonal cycle which leads to ovulation and menstruation this can lead to periods coming too often or missed periods. Frequent periods which are caused by hormonal imbalance often affect women who are close to menopause.
Fibroids or polyps can cause irregular menstrual periods as well. In this situation, the projection of the tissue which protrudes from the uterine lining is less stable, so it is more likely to shed at the wrong time.
In addition, polyps and fibroids on the surface of the uterine lining will often result in heavier and prolonged bleeding.
You should consult a gynecologist or your personal doctor if you are seeing monthly periods less than twenty-three days apart. The medical professional might do a blood test to examine your hormone levels, an ultrasound scan to rule out polyps or fibroids, or a biopsy to determine if your uterine lining is thickening abnormally.
In most cases, frequent bleeding is a minor condition, but the problem could be more serious at times and excess bleeding could cause anemia. It is always a good idea to investigate periods which are occurring too often.
I had gotten my period sept 5-10, 18 days later I got it again Sept 29, I always had my period the same length and same time every month for years even having my first daughter, it was always the same. I had sex on my ovulation day, sadly my boyfriend did the pull out method. Can I be pregnant? I’ve been nauseous and tired lately, just 4 days ago my mom got me a pregnancy test, it was negative. Does anyone have advice or thoughts?
Hi Carissa, it’s not 18 days later. You count from the first day of the period to the first day of the next period so it’s about 24 days. Which sometimes can be normal. Cycles can change due to changes in our lives, illness, medications, stress is a huge one. I would wait until your next anticipated period to take one. That would be around the 27th of this month based on a 28 day cycle so sometime around there would be ideal. Good luck.
Hi my name is Tanisha i got a question…i had my period on the 5th of october n when it stopped i had sex on the 18th then i had sex again on the 21st after i finish have sex my boy friend pulled out of me n something look like a mucus plug came out of me…later on that day my period came back on n the bottom of my stomach is hurting real bad…do that mean i could be pregnant..
Hey Tanish, you could have had a shorter cycle this month, maybe stress. Mucus plugs are only when you are pregnant and they come out and the end, right before going into labor or giving birth really. You wouldn’t see it at the beginning of a pregnancy. If you are concerned then you could take a pregnancy test to determine where you are.
I had two periods last month – one at the end and one in the middle Does the second one count for the next month? I had a total thyroidectomy done i am 3 weeks post op and had 2 periods in a month i started my 1st period on levo on aug 28th ended sep 2 my bf and i have been ttc so we had sex on and off on our O dates but i just got a full period yesterday .. which has never happend ? Could it be a hormone in balance ? I thought it genuinely was implantation because its a week from ovulation but i had a small clot and well its not heavy but it fills a liner but not a pad ? Im just so confused. 😣
Hello Jessica, it’s best to see your doctor for this as it is hard to virtually diagnose what could be happening here.
Hey,am john..am worried that i had sex with my girl who gave birth five months back,her mp used to be 15th of the month and she gave birth on 25th of the month and she has not seen her mp todate…is it possible for her to concieve or what are the best day to have sex?
Hello John, please use link below to help you both:
Is it possible to menstruate on 13th of this month and 28th of the same month after ovulation?
Hello Fidelity, this happens when you have an irregular cycle. Read the link below:
Hi My Name Shanneshia and I had my period July 3rd and it came back on July 28th does that means I’m pregnant??
Hello Shanneshiar, please see the below link:
I aborted and stayed for 2 months without periods and after I saw my periods for 17 days it was not much bleeding and it stopped and the day I was to begin my ovulation I again saw some spottings for 3 days I had sex with my husband can I be pregnant I really need it
Hi Amolo, with irregular periods it’s hard to tell. I would recommend waiting a week or so and taking a pregnancy test. Good luck!
Hi I got my period on the 5th of june and then again on the 30th but after I finished my period on the 5th me and my husband had unprotected sex for a whole week and I wasn’t supposed to get my period till the 2nd but I started having light bleeding on the 30th and its kinda light but red,this has never happened to me before
Hi Deana, could be your period, could be implantation bleeding which generally coincides with the timeframe of having your period. I would take a pregnancy test if you don’t get a regular period this month.