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my period is a week early what does that mean

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonal change: Always consider pregnancy if a possibility, but it sounds like a minor hormonal change and I suggest waiting to see what happens next cycle.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OCP's: Did you take it later or miss any pills? The pills are so low dose that missing a pill often leads to break through bleeding.
A 24-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. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Normal variation: Having your period come a week early can be a normal variation. Changed in mood, stress, contraceptives can all alter your cycles. I would continue to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bleeding/ period: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 ; 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 ; for others not until 16. Before ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Piccione
20 years experience Family Medicine
Period timing: Generally menstrual interval(days between each bleed) are considered 'normal' if 21-35days. A period that starts a week earlier than usual is usually ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason, so hang on for the ride. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affect ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Sand
Dr. John Sand answered
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually nothing: Menstrual irregularity is common, but you should get a pregnancy test to be sure, and sometimes the first sign of a sexually transmitted disease is un ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective ... Read More
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