Is It Possible To Get Your Period Twice A Month?

It's safe to say that no one looks forward to getting their period. This multi-day event is often the worst time of each month for people who menstruate. You probably can't imagine dealing with your period more than once a month, but unfortunately, this occurrence is entirely possible. According to Livestrong, there are many reasons you're period might occur twice a month, with causes ranging from no big deal to very serious.

One normal cause is that you have very short cycles. "A normal menstrual period may last between 21 and 35 days, so many [people] with normal menses may still have more than one period per month," said Nisha Verma, MD, a complex family planning specialist and the Darney-Landy Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. You may also bleed twice in the same month if you're going through perimenopause, which is when your body begins to transition to menopause. This process causes a lot of hormonal changes in your body and may involve two period cycles in one month. Thyroid issues can be another factor, as these problems are also heavily involved with your hormones.

Other reasons you may get your period twice a month

If you're dealing with bleeding and cramps more than once a month, more serious issues may be at play. According to Medical News Today, endometriosis may be to blame. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where tissue similar to the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus, grows outside of the uterus. This condition causes a lot of pain and may cause irregular bleeding that can seem like you are getting your period twice in one month. Uterine fibroids, which are growths that are found on the uterus, can also cause heavy menstrual bleeding more than once a month.

Whatever the cause may be, you should talk to your doctor if you are getting your period more than once a month. You should also speak to your doc "anytime your period changes significantly, especially if it is heavier, lasts much longer or results in large blood clots or pain," said Angela Marshall, MD via Livestrong. There are ways to manage your period to make that time (or times) of the month more bearable.