Menstruation Too Close?

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, I am a woman aged 22 years. On January 25 I had my first day of menstruation and it lasted only 3 days. But to coincide with that date, I had an ulcer and was prescribed Dexamethasone, Anastan Forte and Clindamycin drugs by the clinic doctor. However, on February 5th, I had my period again. Is this reasonable? Or is it the result of the medication I’m taking so that my period is disrupted? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Delfdl,


The medicine you are taking is clindamycin, which is an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections, dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug to treat inflammation, while Anastan contains the active substance mefenamic acid, which is used to relieve mild to moderate pain.


As for mefenamic acid, it can affect the menstrual cycle, but the use of this drug in addition to relieving menstrual pain, actually causes the volume of menstrual blood to decrease. Similarly, the use of dexamethasone as a treatment for glucocorticoid hormone deficiency conditions can reduce menstrual bleeding volume and improve menstrual cycle regulation. While the use of antibiotics is not known with certainty the relationship with the menstrual cycle. If you experience menstruation in close proximity, then this condition may or may not be related to previous drug consumption.


Please note that menstruation normally occurs every 21-35 days and lasts for 3-7 days. If you experience menstruation in close proximity of 11 days (meaning the menstrual cycle is less than 21 days) then this condition is not normal. Medically this condition can be classified as metrorrhagia, namely bleeding that occurs outside the menstrual period.


Various other possible factors that can trigger bleeding outside the menstrual period include:

Hormonal factors that are not balanced
Side effects of using contraceptives
Problems with the reproductive organs (such as inflammation of the cervix, endometriosis, pelvic inflammation, ovarian cysts, or cervical cancer)
Blood clotting disorders


If the complaint persists then it is better for you to consult a gynecologist so that he can be examined in more detail. If deemed necessary, supporting tests such as ultrasound or blood tests can be recommended by a doctor to explore the cause further. This way the doctor can determine the right treatment for you according to your underlying condition.


To maintain a balance of hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle it is recommended to:

Get enough rest and limit strenuous physical activity
Try not to be too tired
Regulate a balanced nutritional pattern
Maintain ideal body weight
Minimize stress


Related information can be read on the following pages:


Beware of abnormal menstruation


May be useful,


dr. Muliani Sukiman

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