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i started my period 3 weeks early

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Menstrual cycle: Irregular periods are not uncommon in young women. Sometimes recent illness, fatigue or stress can affect your periods. If it persists for 3-6 months ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she d ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: It is not normal to begin your period that early. Without knowing if someone your age is using hormonal contraception, it is not possible to determin ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you are taking a pill each day, you are protected. The failure rate with the pill, even when taken properly, is about 3%.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
Visit your Gyne: Is this a regular occurrence with your periods. If so and it lasts for several more days I would suggest a visit to your gynecologist for a possible ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Period ?'s: Menstrual periods ideally are "28 days apart", but most women have variations in onset between 24-34 days apart, which can arise from stress or illnes ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely not: Once you have finished developing and are a few years out from puberty the bones stop growing in length. Your doctor can have an x-ray done to see wha ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Norethisterone can be used to delay a period, since it maintains the progesterone level, and it's the progesterone drop that brings on a period. Howe ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More

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