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what does it mean if you start your period early

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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones: Often when you get your period early it's due to hormonal changes. At 31 years of age that can be normal. If it bothers you, you can see your doctor a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons: Usually hormonal issues.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Bleeding: Not Preg.: Bleeding represents the opposite of pregnancy. No.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Can be normal: There can be variations in a woman's menstrual cycle that are considered normal and not to alarm about. If these changes become consistent and consta ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncertain: Assuming you have regular cycles, then cramping after the cessation of your period could be related to anything from a persisent ovarian cyst to a bla ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Stopping is normal: It is generally normal that after you start your period, that it will stop. Perhaps you could clarify the question?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Change in period.: If you're sexually active, then any change in your period could indicate pregnancy, so the first step would be to perform a home urine pregnancy test, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lighter period.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in earl ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unsure: It could be that your period was just not complete. But it could be due to a problem with the vagina, cervix, or uterus. If it continues to happen, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia o ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Not much: Periods may not always be absolutely regular.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1-2 month delay: It can take 1-2 months for your body to revert back to its normal prepregnancy state where you begin to have regular periods again. It's unlikely that ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: The period should last for 3 to 5 days and may last for up to 10 days. If your periods last more than 10 days you should see your doctor for evaluati ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not pregnant: If you had a period and the cramping occurs a few days afterwards then you obviously are not pregnant. the mild cramping could be of uterine or intes ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Was not implantation: Implantation occurs exclusively when you one is pregnant. Check a pregnancy test. If it is negative then you did not have implantation symptoms. The c ... Read More

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