Yes it does need consultation.
You have painful frequent menstruation
which can occur in a number of gynecological disorders especially if your cycles were not like these from the beginning of menstruation.
Conditions like fibroid, endometriosis
, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease
can lead to menstrual disturbances.
You need a complete physical and internal examination by a gynecologist followed by ultrasound and other tests if required based on examination findings.
If there are no obvious pelvic disease as above mentioned, it could be due genetic and individual variation in periods.
Oral contraceptive pills
are a good choice for contraception
, regulating periods , treating painful menstruation and also reducing flow in menses.