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What makes your periods suddenly more frequent?

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namechange987 Tue 06-Feb-18 21:24:08

My cycle is usually 26/27 days, fairly consistently. I know that stress and illness can delay a period, but what can make it come early? I have that unmistakable feeling that I'm about to come on and that would be only a 21 day cycle. It's been a really stressful month, can stress make your period come early? Also, I'm breastfeeding, but not very much now, could the reduction in feeding make my periods more frequent? I don't fancy the thought of a period every 3 weeks so hopefully this is just a one of month.

mumof06darlings Tue 06-Feb-18 22:26:12

I have this too in the last few months and I have stopped breastfeeding about 15 months ago. It's driving me mad. The dr sent me for a ultrasound but it was clear so I'm thinking of hormonal tests is the next step. It's cramps and the feeling like gushing that my period has started

namechange987 Tue 06-Feb-18 23:06:54

How long are your cycles now compared with what they used to be? Did the GP think it had anything to do with stopping breastfeeding?

madmomma Tue 06-Feb-18 23:10:10

My Dr says this is normal at my age - 39. All my friends who are the same age are saying they notice it too. Could it be perimenopause for you too?

namechange987 Wed 07-Feb-18 06:55:19

I'm 31 so I wouldn't have thought so yet. But weirdly, my period hasn't arrived as I thought it would. Clearly that "unmistakable feeling" is mistakable.

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