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A 46-year-old member asked:

what do you recommend if i am feeling like i'm about to start my period 7 days early?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Watchful waiting: Simply wait and see if your cycle comes early. At age 46 it is very common to begin having menstrual irregularity

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A 22-year-old member asked:

My period came 8 days early.It was brown and lasted one day now im 12 days late from expected day?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Depends on history: Most people tend to have regular periods every month, occuring every 28-35 days with bleeding lasting for a fixed predictable duration. However, some people can have irregular periods that vary each month. You may elect to wait and see if you just missed your period (could be due to multiple reasons). If you have been having unprotected sex in the past, you may want to get a pregnancy test.
A 28-year-old member asked:

I am 8 days delayed and I try pregtest n its neg..Aftr 1day my period came 2days n 2days spot after that early mrning try pregtest n neg..What 8 mean

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Wait and see : If you had two days of spotting that was probably your period--just a very light one. Pregnancy tests are very accurate. Track your cycles over the next couple of months. If they remain irregular see your obgyn. If they go back to normal then this was just an "off" month.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How come I got my period about 2 weeks early and it only lasted for 1 day?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many possibilities: Spotting is not uncommon. Bleeding 2 weeks before your period could be related to an early pregnancy. It might just be normal variation. Are you birth control pills? You might want to do a home pregnancy test.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

I got my period 9 days late. Than I got my period for 4days only out of 7days for the first time light! than now I have it week and half early heavy?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Monitor closely: Your normal cycle has at least been temporarily disrupted. While this could be related to a pregnancy (easily checked with a home pregnancy test) it could also just be a random "hiccup". If you happen to be on the birth control pill this sort of thing is actually quite common.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

My period cames 10 day early, i always ve it on the 25 of every month, this month october it came on the 14th.Is it nomal, ?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Every month has a different number of days. Periods cycle on days, not months. Typically the cycle is 21-28 days, 28 days being the most common. If you have a 30 day month, you pick up 2 days, if you have a 31 day months you pick up 3 days. Variation of a few days can occur normally.

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