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A 23-year-old female asked:

i'm a week or so early for my period, it's brown and very light and has been going on for a week now?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Irregular bleeding: 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.

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A member asked:

Why do I get cramps almost two weeks early before my period?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Occasional symptoms?: A doctor can check to see if there is any medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with doctors. If significant cramps happen every period, getting checked out is a good idea.
A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm getting cramps , but it's a week early before my period? This has never happen before what might this be?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cramps: This could represent pre-menstrual symptoms. Not every menstrual cycle is the same for a woman. Avoid caffeine, salt, chocolate & alcohol. Exercise & get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Nsaid's or heat may help with the cramps. Take care.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why am i a week early for my period?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Period: This could be normal.
Pikeville, KY
A 16-year-old female asked:

What's causes you to have a early period. My period is a week early & heavy. & I'm ccramping bad. ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.

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