Have you ever experienced having unstable menstruation – one that happens twice a month? There is a possibility of menstrual abnormalities with frequent menstruation. On the other hand, if your menstrual cycle is short, it can also be an indication of uterine abnormality and disease.
In this article, we will introduce the symptoms and causes of frequent menstruation.
- What is Frequent Menstruation?
- Symptoms of frequent menstruation
- Causes of Frequent Menstruation
What is Frequent Menstruation?
The menstruation cycle varies between individuals. However, a normal menstruation cycle is 25 to 38 days. Frequent menstruation refers to those with a menstrual cycle within 24 days. If you have a short menstruation cycle, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) cycle may also not last long. However, if you leave the situation as it is without treatment, it may cause infertility.
Please do not leave it as it is for your body and your future.
If there is no ovulation from the ovaries, it’s called anovulation.
And, this is often the case for frequent menstruation. The symptoms varies – your period may last for a long time even though the amount of bleeding is small, or you may have menstruation again right after it’s just over.
Symptoms of frequent menstruation
The symptoms of frequent menstruation is a short menstrual cycle. The normal menstrual cycle is 25-38 days. The possibility of anovulation increases when the menstrual cycle is within 24 days. This is because the cycle to make lutein hormone, a type of female hormone, is shortened.
If the menstrual cycle is 25 days, you may have menstruation more than twice a month. However, you don’t need to worry, considering that there is enough time to make progesterone for 25 days. However, if you have menstruation right after it has just ended, it may be considered frequent menstruation. Record your basal body temperature.
In addition, as described above, abnormal bleeding may be caused by uterine abnormalities instead of menstruation. You may have abnormal bleeding due to diseases such as uterine fibroids or cervical cancer. Many infertilities are caused by uterine abnormalities, so you need to be careful.
Causes of Frequent Menstruation
Then, let’s take a look the causes of frequent menstruation. If you have one of them, try to get rid of it.
Disorder of hormone balance due to menstruation and postpartum
Female hormones, including progesterone, are used to prepare for pregnancy. However, if you don’t get pregnant, it’s discharged out of the body along with your blood during menstruation. For this reason, the female hormone in the body decreases rapidly during menstruation, and the hormone balance gets unstable.
The period during which the luteinizing hormone is made is also the period when you have PMS. After childbirth, hormonal balance tends to be unstable, and PMS symptoms often become severe.
During pregnancy, female hormones are secreted a lot to help the baby grow and stabilize your body. Then, to get back the body you had after childbirth, the secretion of female hormones decreases. Also, since female hormones are used to pump mother’s milk, it often decreases rapidly, and the balance is disturbed.
After childbirth, you may get sick easily because of the rapid increase and decrease of female hormones. Especially in the sensitive period, in some women’s body, their female hormone may not return for more than 3 years. If you don’t properly improve your lifestyle and prevent stress after giving birth, it will cause infertility.
The secretion of female hormones is greatly influenced by stress. Progesterone, a type of female hormone, is particularly affected. Frequent menstruation often occurs when you feel temporary stress.
After childbirth, you may get stressed because of lack of sleep, and anxiety as you may be uneasy about the new responsibilities like child care. Female hormones are easily disturbed by stress, making it difficult for lutein hormones to be made. Many women may be infertile due to stress after having their first child.
Bad blood circulation due to lack of exercise
If muscle strength decreases due to lack of exercise, blood circulation will also worsen. In particular, blood circulation gets worse in the uterus due to muscle strength. Blood carries nutrients and oxygen. As a result, the supply of nutrients decreases and the endometrium becomes thin.
If blood circulation gets worse, the endometrium will become thinner, making it difficult for the fertilized egg to be implanted, and reducing luteinizing hormone which leads to infertility.
Unreasonable diet, lack of sleep, and lack of nutrition are one of the causes of imbalance in female hormones. In order to give priority to the brain, the necessary nutrients are sent to the brain and important internal organs first. the reproductive function is low in priority, which means it is one of the last parts of the body to receive nutrients. Therefore, an unhealthy lifestyle may cause infertility.
A little improvement in your lifestyle habits, such as taking time to sleep and eat properly, will improve your physical condition and menstruation cycle. If you are serious about getting pregnant, review and improve your physical condition.