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A 18-year-old female asked:

Period came early last month, after sex & now i'm having period cramps a week before regular period. what could this mean?

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Dr. Harvey Roth
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Don't Worry: Sometimes women have unusual menstrual cycles. You can have some irregular bleeding or spotting before or after your menses or even mid-cycle. It is probably a good idea to start keeping a calendar of when you bleed, spot, etc. to show your OB/GYN. Take ibuprofen, naproxen, or Acetaminophen for the cramping for the next 24-36 hours. If you are not using contraception, consider pregnancy.
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