Is it normal for me to lower the rule 2 times a month? (and other doubts)
Menstruation is bleeding that normally occurs in women once a month, as a result of the flaking of the internal lining of the uterus, the endometrium. In general, the first menstruation occurs between 9 and 15 years of age, when the average age is 12 years old, and only occurs in menopause, around 50 years of age.
The female reproductive apparatus works every month to produce and eliminate an ovum, that’s right, get ready to be embarrassed. If the woman does not have contact with a spermatozoid, there is no fertilization and, approximately 14 days after the release of the ovum, the menstruation appears. From then on, each month a new cycle begins, so that the uterus prepares itself anew for a new ovulation and this is why menstruation falls each month.
In the event that the woman has more than one bleeding a month, it may indicate some hormonal alteration that may affect the menstrual cycle, the development of abnormalities in the uterus or ovaries, such as fibroids or cysts, for example. For this reason, it is important to consult a gynecologist in case of vaginal bleeding more than once a month, so that studies are carried out and the appropriate treatment is indicated.
The main doubts about a bleeding that appears more than once a month:
1. If I have been down twice in the same month, am I embarrassed?
It is possible that there is a slight bleeding of pink or brown color that can be confused with menstruation, however, this bleeding normally occurs when the ovum has been fertilized, which may indicate a possible embargo. For that, it is necessary to carry out a blood pharmacy test to confirm it.
However, having vaginal bleeding on more than one occasion does not necessarily indicate an embarrassment, as some hormonal changes, kidney or liver diseases, endometriosis or ovarian cysts, for example, can cause a menstrual cycle of less than 21 days. , producing more than one sangrado el mismo mes. Therefore, in this case, it is recommended to consult a gynecologist to carry out a complete evaluation.
2. How long does menstruation last?
Each menstruation lasts approximately 4 to 7 days, but the interval between one menstruation and another is on average 28 days, which can vary from 25 to 35 days, being influenced by factors such as stress, hormonal changes, illnesses or simply the existence of a menstruation. irregular.
Menstruation that lasts for 8 days or longer is considered prolonged, but it is also possible to consider a menstruation when it lasts for only 1 day, in this case it is probable that there will be a leak. Know what can cause menstruation to be prolonged and abundant.
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3. Is it normal to menstruate 2 times in the same month?
It may be normal for menstruation to come from time to time with shorter cycles, especially in the first few months, as the youth’s organism is still organizing itself at a hormonal level. In the mature women, this change could be caused by:
- Uterine myoma;
- Excessive stress;
- Polycystic ovaries;
- Quiste en el ovary;
- Use of some medications;
- Hormonal and emotional changes;
- Ovarian surgery and fallopian tube ligation.
So if this change occurs very much, it is important to inform the gynecologist about the specific days when menstruation comes and all the associated symptoms, so that he can identify the cause of the imbalance in menstruation.
4. Why is the rule delayed?
Late menstruation in women with active sexual life is usually associated in the first instance with embarassment, but it is not always true. Factors such as cysts in the ovaries, illnesses in the uterus, anemias, psychological changes such as depression and anxiety, changes in routine, poor eating habits, unbalanced diets or even the stress of being thinking that it could be an embarrassment, they can be responsible for the delay in menstruation.
If menstrual delay occurs regularly and for many months, you should see a gynecologist to assess what may be the cause of the delay. Know what are the causes of amenorrhea.
5. What can cause irregular menstruation?
Irregular menstruation can occur in the first few years after the first menstruation, and the body is still learning to deal with hormones, which is usually regularized after 15 years. In these cases, some home remedies can be used to regulate menstruation.
However, if there is a marked and constant irregularity of the menstrual flow, it should be analyzed, as it may interfere with the ovulation process. Among the most common causes are the presence of tumors, cysts, imbalance in hormonal production and stress.
The treatment is based on the daily use of contraceptive pills to regulate the menstrual flow, helping to balance whatever fails in the production of hormones, but each case must be evaluated by the gynecologist.
6. Is it possible to have menstruation in embarassment?
The menstruation at the beginning of the embarazo is very common and can occur in the first three months. It is also called bleeding from exhaust, since the female hormones are used to working so that menstruation occurs, and even when embarazada, sometimes the bleeding happens, causing the woman to discover the embarazo later.
Other causes that can cause bleeding in the embarazo son:
- Adhesion of the fertilized ovum to the wall of the uterus;
- More intense sexual relationships;
- Performing a transvaginal ultrasound or tact exam;
- In cases of assisted reproduction;
- Use of anticoagulant drugs, such as heparin or aspirin;
- Presence of fibroids or polyps;
- Infection in the vagina or in the uterus;
- Beginning of labor, if the embarrassment is more than 37 weeks.
If bleeding occurs for one of these causes, it is possible that the doctor recommends rest for a few days and that the woman avoids having sexual relations until the bleeding passes.
In some women, especially when the volume of blood is very large or is accompanied by cramps, a spontaneous abortion may be treated, and must be treated urgently. Find out how to identify when the bleeding in the embarazo is serious.
7. How is menstruation in postpartum?
Postpartum menstruation will depend on whether the mother is breastfeeding. After the birth of the baby, the woman has a bleeding that can last up to 30 days, varying according to each organism and the circumstances that the woman is subject to.
The mothers who exclusively breastfeed can pass until a year without menstruating, but if they do not breastfeed, they can have regular menstrual cycles after a month of childbirth.
8. What does dark menstruation mean?
Black menstruation, brown or “coffee grounds” can occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- Cambio de la contraceptive pill;
- Hormonal alterations by drugs;
- Stress and psychological factors;
- Sexually transmitted diseases;
- Illnesses such as myomatosis and endometriosis;
- Possible embarrassment.
However, it is also common that in some women the menstruation has been darker in the last 2 days, if there is a sign of any problem. Learn more about the 5 main causes of oscura menstruation.
9. Is menstruation with clots normal?
Menstruation with clots can occur on days when the flow is very intense, so that the blood clots before leaving the woman’s body. It is a very common situation, but if very large blood clots appear or in large numbers, it is important to consult a gynecologist. I understand better in what situations the menstruation can come with clots.
10. What does a lighter or darker period mean?
The very clear menstruation like water, and the very strong menstruation like coffee grounds, indicate hormonal changes that must be evaluated by the gynecologist.
11. Is menstruation good for health?
La menstruation is an event that is repeated every month in women in a fertile age, it is not bad for health, it is physiological and forms part of the female menstrual cycle, which goes through different phases during the month.
In usual conditions, menstruation is a normal situation, but when it presents itself in abundant cantities in anemic women, it can bring on complications, and in that case, a continuous use contraceptive can be indicated to regulate menstruation. Know more about the menstrual cycle.
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