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my period is 5 days early should i be worried

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daly
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Late menses: The only way to know is to do a pregnancy test.

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A member asked:
Dr. Mary Margaret ONeill
35 years experience Gynecology
Not necessarily: A normal menstrual cycle can be anywhere from 21 to 35 days. Most women have their cycles fairly regularly and predictably, but a 3 day variation is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Periods: No You should be ok
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Monitor: A period starting a few days early is not abnormal at all. Having a lighter or heavier period from time to time is also normal. I would monitor your c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Period late: If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse then you should worry. If period does not start within a week or so, start doing home pregnancy test w ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: If you are late for your period you can test for pregnancy now. The over-the-counter tests are usually pretty accurate starting 12-14 days after conce ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: If you had unprotected sex since your last period, you may repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Delayed menses: Could be a lot of things. Including wrong dates, ovarian cyst, non ovulatory cycle, etc. Pregnancy tests are very accurate.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably right: It is common to have spotting early in pregnancy due to placental implantation. Let your OB know if it worsens.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding: If you have had intercoures thats unprotected and not on birthcontrol do a pregnancy test and if un sure see a gyn doc.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
An early period?: An early menstrual period may be from changes in hormone levels, which can be due to anxiety, stress, overworking, intense exercise, fatigue, or exces ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: See how your cycles go over the next month. If you miss, do a pregnancy test.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Wait another couple of days to get a blood test.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnant?: Pregnancy must always be considered a possibility. Purchase a home pregnancy test. It becomes positive at about the time you'd be 1 week late. If i ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nastaran Foyouzi-yousefi
27 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy test: You can check the pregnancy test but if it was negative do not become disappointed since results based on your ovulation date. If you have a regular p ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
You are not Pregnant: Not sure why you keep asking this question. Your physician already told you that you were not pregnant.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Periods can be: variable. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include implantation bleedin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough: This sounds like episode of breakthrough bleeding. Breakthrough bleeding is very common and happens to most women at some point in their lifetime. If ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: It's common for the next period after a miscarriage to be late. Usually better to wait to try until after the next period comes. Then you aren't won ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: If your period is much shorter and lighter than normal there's a chance you could be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test: it helps ti know, and a pregnanc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mild cramps: Not worrisome, severe cramps or sharp pains or heavy bleeding is worrisome and I am sure you doc will check a quant. Bhcg and Progesterone level and c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pregnancy test: If you had unprotected since your last period, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative, repeat the test in 4-5 day, unless you get a perio ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sexually active?: If you are sexually active then it would be worth taking a home pregnancy test at this time.
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A member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Get pregnancy test d: You can be, there is an outside chance, so get pregnancy test done to make sure, or see your doctor.

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