NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Is There Something Wrong With My Period?
I had my period 15 to 16 days after my last one. It normally comes every 20 to 22 days. I`m bleeding very heavy but no clots. Do you think that I`m pregnant or is something wrong?
Menstrual periods can vary for many reasons. You have a short cycle (20-22 days) to begin with, so a change for 15 or 16 days may be just a variation. If your period is also heavier this time, that could also be a variation. If you are worried that you might be pregnant, it is possible that you had a spontaneous abortion -- in fact, many women who lose pregnancies did not even know they were pregnant. Finally, if you continue to be concerned, please see your health care provider.
Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University