A woman who experiences her period every two weeks is likely suffering from a hormonal imbalance caused by excessive stress, thyroid complications, dramatic weight fluctuations, reactions to birth control, extreme exercise, or uterine polyps, cysts or fibroids, according to EmpowHER. Frequent periods are abnormal and require prompt medical attention.Continue Reading
The threat of becoming anemic exists for women who menstruate too often as this causes excessive blood loss, explains EmpowHER. Women who are entering menopause may experience frequent periods as their hormones begin to change and their ability to menstruate shuts down. If unhealthy lifestyle habits associated with diet, fitness and stress cause frequent periods, it may be enough for a woman to improve these habits to get her cycle back to a normal schedule.
Regardless of the cause, it is important for a woman to meet with a doctor and undergo a thorough pelvic exam to assess the condition of her uterus, cervix and ovaries. It may be necessary to perform an ultrasound to gain better visibility into a woman's internal organs, notes EmpowHER. Depending on the cause of a woman's irregular periods, treatments include antibiotics, birth control adjustments, surgery or cancer medications. Premenopausal woman and women who are diagnosed with thyroid disorders may require hormonal therapy to correct their symptoms.Learn more about Menstruation
Spotting two weeks after a period can indicate a hormonal imbalance, problems with contraceptive devices or pills, or an infection, according to Healthline. It can also be a natural result of ovulation (the release of an egg cell), notes BabyMed.Full Answer >
There are different causes of extra long periods including stress, premature ovary failure, endometriosis, birth control pills, pelvic inflammatory disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, hormone imbalance and uterine polyps. Prolonged menstrual periods are usually referred to as menorrhagia and occurs when a person experiences heavy bleeding for several consecutive hours.Full Answer >
A one-day period can result from hormonal fluctuations, the use of certain contraceptives or excessive stress on the body, says MedGuidance.com. A one-day period with very light bleeding can also indicate pregnancy, as implantation bleeding typically takes place around the same time a missed period is expected to appear. Caused by a fertilized egg attaching to the uterine wall, implantation bleeding typically consists of light spotting, with or without cramping.Full Answer >
Causes for a two-week long period include uterine fibroids or polyps, endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, according to EmpowHER. In women over the age of 45, long periods can indicate the beginning of menopause, while in women of child-bearing age they can indicate hormonal imbalances due to changing contraception or using a copper IUD. If pregnancy is a possibility, a prolonged period may indicate a miscarriage.Full Answer >