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A 40-year-old female asked:

I am 40 years old with a regular 26 day menstrual cycle. my period is 10 days early, bright red and very crampy. is this something to be alarmed with?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Gyn exam: Get a full pelvic exam,PAP. pregnannct test, hormone levels. You will need medication to control cramping and bleeding.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is aberrant and unusual for you and if it continues bears examination by a GYN MD. At age 40 menopause may still be a few years away.
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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Irregular period. : It sounds like an irregular period to me. No cause for alarm most likely.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2016

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