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can you start your period early

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would not: Anticipate that antibiotic use would change the timing of your menstrual cycle.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible reasons: Reasons for early periods or bleeding can include: intensive exercising, anxiety, stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, anovulation, rapid loss or gain of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you actually: Had a period (even if earlier than normal) then you are not pregnant. If you just had spotting but miss your period - take a home pregnancy test to kn ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Count back: It's by no means exact, but best guess is to go back 14 days from the first day of your early period and ovulation was likely then.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can, only: If you are on birth control pills by stopping the pack early.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Up to 30% of pregnant people will bleed during their expected menses due to implantation bleeding. This leads to conusion because these women may not ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Control of period: It is easier to delay your period using birth control pills that it is to induce an early period. If you are trying to avoid your period during a cer ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unsure: A woman only has a menstrual period after ovulating. The period will occur about 14 days after ovulation, unless conception occurs. The shortest men ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: If your period is really due the next day, it's too late to get pregnant for that cycle.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very unlikely: But never say never. Always use protection every time you have sex if you aren't ready for pregnancy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: But u can have bleeding in early preg and it could end up normal or not normal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Probably not.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Really cannot: There is no method you can use to end your period early by yourself. Hormonal treatment of various kinds can sometimes end a period early. If you ar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Typically a couple : Of days before you start and ending 72 hours after your period starts. This should be better if you are on birth control pills. Using Motrin those day ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: A period may arrive late.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any time: Usually spotting after conception is due to implantation in the uterus, a few days after conception has happened. This may not initially happen but th ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Many women will start to experience premenstrual symptoms approx. Two weeks before their upcoming period. That is approx. The time when the egg ovulat ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That can happen.: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for u ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: Cycle may vary from month to month.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Vitamin c has nothing to do with periods.

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