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A 16-year-old female asked:

so my due date of my period was yesterday but it came on today and im cramping bad and my blood is heavy. whats causing this?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hormones: This sounds like you're having a period that's more painful and with more bleeding than you're used to. Typically these types of changes in one's cycles are caused by changes in hormones. You can treat today with ibuprofen, 600mg every 6 hours. Or see a doctor and discuss birth control as taking those hormones can lessen severity and length of menses.
Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
This is probably: Normal but, call your doctor to be sure.

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Last updated Aug 14, 2013

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