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what does it mean if you start your period early

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: If you actually have your period then you aren't pregnant. But a woman may experience some bleeding while pregnant. So, if uncertain take a home pregn ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
12 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
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Early period: Usually this just means you had a shorter cycle than normal. It is not unusual to have fluctuations in your cycle lengths while in young adulthood. Ho ... Read More
Dr. Donald Collins
41 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of things: Irregular periods could be due to stress, exercise, diet changes, medications, to name a few possibilities. I would recommend you wait a couple of cy ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possible reasons: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for u ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Early period: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for u ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Probably: Irregular periods are common especially in women in their late 30's when ovarian function may be starting to change.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonal change: If the period is coming a little early, it often means a hormonal change. Low Progesterone is a common cause, especially at later stages in your repro ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Irregular menses: Especially at your age, irregular periods are not unusual. Be sure you are not pregnant since this can cause a change in periods, as can use of oral ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Early periods.: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for u ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple causes: This could simply be a normal variation that comes as women approach menopause, or it could be a sign of some anatomic change, such as a polyp. This ... Read More

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