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Since getting married, period started coming more often

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I am a 32 year old woman and got married a few months ago. I was a virgin when we got married; then we spent 6 weeks together with my new husband, and after that he had to go abroad, so we did not have any physical contact in the last few weeks. My periods used to be very regular, coming every 4 weeks, before marriage. Since getting married, they started coming more often, after about every 3 weeks.

Today I had my period again, even though the last one only started 2 weeks ago. It is not just light bleeding, but a real period. I am feeling healthy otherwise. Should I see a doctor, or should I wait a few months to see if my periods become regular again? Is it possible that I have a temporary hormonal imbalance because of starting and then stopping sexual activity? Thank you very much for your help.

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replied March 16th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A32877
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The irregular bleeding/periods that you describe could suggest underlying hormonal derangements, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial changes, ovarian changes etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the irregular bleeding that you describe. Treatment as needed (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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