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hello i have weird periods in 1 month i have 3 periods example start bleeding 5th stop 9th start again 15th till the 20th then again 24th till 30th its really anoying as me and my partner have beed trying for a baby over a year now am only 21 please help i have been cheaked for sti and have nothink am getting worried now

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replied February 2nd, 2010
Sexual Health - Women Answer A9692
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

The symptom of having more than one period in a month (actually more than 2 as at times one may get a period at the beginning and the other at the end of the month) is called polymenorrhea. This could be due to several causes such fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis, uterine polyps, hormonal imbalance, thyroid problems and bleeding disorders. It could also be due to an IUD implant if you have one (unlikely in your case as you are trying to conceive).

It can also be a part of severe pelvic inflammatory disorder. STDs like Chlamydia and gonorrhea too can cause this (you say this has been ruled out).

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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