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Is mid-cycle bleeding with normal ovulating women a cause for concern?

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Dr. Jacqueline Brown

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Women's Health
Question: Had two periods this month one on the 14th and other on the 26th this month worried
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Answered by Dr. Jacqueline Brown 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It can be normal to have irregular periods sometimes

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and I hope I can help you today.

Contrary to why many women believe, most women will have irregular cycles- either having periods that skip or come late, or bleeding too early or often in the month. Midcycle bleeding can also occur with normal ovulating women occasionally as well.

So there is no reason to suspect that there is anything wrong if you have one irregular cycle once in a while. In addition, irregular periods more commonly occur in women over 35 years of age.

So at this point there is no reason to worry if this happened to you for the first time and for only one month.

If you continue to have two periods a month for 3 months, I would recommend an evaluation by a gynecologist to check your hormone levels, as well as an ultrasound of your uterus to check for any structural changes (for example uterine polyps or fibroids- which are all benign conditions).

So in summary, there is no reason to suspect there is anything wrong unless you continue to bleed twice monthly for more than one month. If that does happen, a gynecologist can help you to diagnose the reason why this is happening and suggest treatment options.

I hope I was able to adequately answer your question today and that the information I have given you is reassuring.

If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,

Dr. Brown
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Follow up: Dr. Jacqueline Brown 10 hours later
I'm am trying for a baby too how will I figure out my ovulation now that I had two periods in one month does this mean I will have them again in 28 days
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Answered by Dr. Jacqueline Brown 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should buy ovulation predictor machine or just have sex every other day

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

I do not know how long you have been trying to get pregnant, but I generally advise my patients for the first 6 months to not track their ovulation and just have intercourse every other to every third day. Sperm live in the female reproductive tract for 48-72 hours after intercourse so sex every other to every third day makes sure there are sperm around no matter where you are in your cycle.

If you want to track your ovulation, there are kits you can buy in a drugstore that can check for the hormone that triggers ovulation in your urine. However, those kits only have enough testers for about 10
days of your cycle. There are machines you can buy that test for ovulation they are more expensive but they have unlimited testing days so you can test all month to determine when and if you ovulate in a given month.

But again, remember this twice monthly cycle only happened once and may never happen again. So you may be able to track your cycles normally in the upcoming months. I recommend you see a GYN for evaluation if you bleed twice monthly for 3 months and/or if you have been trying to become pregnant for 9-12 months unsuccessfully. 80 percent of couples will conceive within 1 year with regular unprotected intercourse.

I hope this information was helpful, and I wish you and your partner the best of luck on conceiving.

Regards,

Dr. Brown
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Follow up: Dr. Jacqueline Brown 34 hours later
We have being trying a year and a half with no success any tips that could help we have 2 kids already would like a third
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Answered by Dr. Jacqueline Brown 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
I recomend a full evaluation byt a GYN doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello again, and i apologize for the delay in response.

If you and your partner have been having regular, unprotected sex for over a year and have not conceived successfully, you are by definition infertile, called secondary infertility, because you have been pregnant before (this means you as a couple, not necessarily you individually). This is because 50 percent of the time, there can be a male factor involved in your inability to conceive. After over a year of trying, there is not really anything effective that I can recommend to enhance your chances of conceiving on your own without some medical evaluation and possible intervention.

At this point, I would recommend an evaluation by a GYN doctor or infertility specialist because finding out why you have been unable to conceive can help to recommend what will most likely work to help you.

A basic initially fertility evaluation usually begins with hormone tests and a pelvic ultrasound of the female partner and analysis of the sperm count of the male partner. Treatment options will depend on what the evaluation shows. Then you and your partner can decide how aggressively to pursue treatment. There is a lot of technology that can help a couple successfully get pregnant, but some fertility treatment can be expensive depending on your health coverage where you live.

One thing that can help the doctor figure out what is wrong is to check to see if you ovulate with urine tests at home. If you find you do ovulate, then it is more likely to be a problem with your uterus or your partner rather than a hormonal problem from you.

Either way, I hope this information is helpful to you and I sincerely wish you and your partner luck in getting pregnant. Lew me know anytime of you need anything else.

Take care,

Dr. Brown
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Follow up: Dr. Jacqueline Brown 5 days later
Yeah happy with answer have one more question how would u finger out ovulation if you had 2 periods in one month is it still worked out the same as the 28days
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Answered by Dr. Jacqueline Brown 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should use ovulation predictor kits

Detailed Answer:
The best way to determine your ovulation date (if you ovulate) is to buy an ovulation predictor kit or machine at the pharmacy. You urinate on a test strip and it turns blue when the hormone signal from your brain to your ovary telling it to ovulate is present (called the LH surge). Most of the kits have 10 strips in them- I recommend you buy 2 kits and test all month when you are not bleeding. Ask the pharmacist which kit or machine is best- there are different brands available depending on the country in which you live.

There are also machines that test for LH that do not use strips that you can test every day that are more expensive, but in the long run if you plan to check your ovulation every month it will save you money. You cannot figure what day of your "cycle" you ovulate based on dating if you have periods fewer than 28 days apart. In addition, a physician can check for ovulation by hormone tests at the correct time in your cycle as well.

Regards,

Dr. Brown


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