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Does early period mean pregnancy?

Does early period mean pregnancy?

NO: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Pregnancy symptoms, including hives. Now I had a faint negative test? What does it mean? Had a watery light early period that lasted 2 days. Help

Pregnancy symptoms, including hives. Now I had a faint negative test? What does it mean? Had a watery light early period that lasted 2 days. Help

Unclear question: Pregnancy per se is not associated with hives unless you have a progesterone allergy which is very uncommon. I also don't understand what you meant by a faint negative test- either you are pregnant or you are not. Given your symptoms, perhaps a GYN visit would be warranted. ...Read more

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What could be an early period or early sign of pregnancy?

What could be an early period or early sign of pregnancy?

Hpt: Pregnancy symptoms usually don't become apparent until a period is missed or later. If period is missed take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is a early period a sign of pregnancy?

Is a early period a sign of pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy does not make you have a period which is early but otherwise normal. You can have spotting/bleeding at the time of ovulation (midcycle) or at implantation but this is not a normal period. If in doubt, check a pregnancy test and, to be sure, repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pregnancy spotting and early period?

What is the difference between pregnancy spotting and early period?

Different: Pregnancy spotting is normal discharge while you remain pregnant. An early period occurs when you're not pregnant. Please discuss this with your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I had protected sex (condom didn't break or slip) about 4 days after a early period. What's the possibility of pregnancy?

I had protected sex (condom didn't break or slip) about 4 days after a early period. What's the possibility of pregnancy?

Very low: The failure rate with condoms is as high as 15 to 20%. But when used properly the failure rate is much lower. That combined with the time of your period (assuming it was your period) makes it very unlikely that you would conceive. ...Read more

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What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

Irregular periods: 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. ...Read more

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Had sex then started bleeding about 20 hours later. Pregnancy or early period?

Had sex then started bleeding about 20 hours later. Pregnancy or early period?

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. ...Read more

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Having PMS signs a week before period. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Having PMS signs a week before period. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Your sxs could be > ...Read more

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Light, 4 day early "period", mostly bright red blood that lasted for 4 days. Now, 4 days after expected period, 2 negative pregnancy tests. Pregnant?

Light, 4 day early "period", mostly bright red blood that lasted for 4 days. Now, 4 days after expected period, 2 negative pregnancy tests. Pregnant?

No: You had a period and pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Period 4 days late had spotting and negative pregnancy test, did I test to early. Period is always 28-29 days?

Period 4 days late had spotting and negative pregnancy test, did I test to early. Period is always 28-29 days?

Should be accurate: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. At 4 days late, the test is pretty accurate, but can repeat it if worried. ...Read more

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Can flu cause pregnancy symptoms such as very early period brown period light start, red now, currently estimated 12 dpo, period due 3-5th, have cold?

Can flu cause pregnancy symptoms such as very early period brown period light start, red now, currently estimated 12 dpo, period due 3-5th, have cold?

See detailed answer: Fatigue and nausea are symptoms of early pregnancy, but the flu is much more severe with high fever and subsequent cough. The bleeding likely represents an abnormal cycle, but pregnancy or infection must be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Having PMS signs a week before period (back pain, cramps, acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Having PMS signs a week before period (back pain, cramps, acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: It is probably the Plan B. It should not be taken twice in one cycle. You need another method of contraception if you are taking it so often. There is a reason it is called emergency contraception. ...Read more

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Is early period sign of pregnacy. We just had protected sex 3 days ago and she had her period. I'm scared help me?

Is early period sign of pregnacy. We just had protected sex 3 days ago and she had her period. I'm scared help me?

No: Her regular period means she is not pregnant. More over 3 days before period is unlikely to be her fertile period hence very low chance of conception ...Read more

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How would a longer than normal period and early period on the pill be a sign of preganancy?

How would a longer than normal period and early period on the pill be a sign of preganancy?

Missed period: Usually irregular bleeding on the pill is due the pill or not taking it on time. Missing a period is sometimes due to pregnancy, and sometimes normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have an early period with clomid (clomiphene)?

What does it mean if I have an early period with clomid (clomiphene)?

Two things: 1) you didn't get pregnant, 2) you ovulated earlier than expected. ...Read more

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8 day early period, trying to conceive always had 28day cycle. What could this mean?

8 day early period, trying to conceive always had 28day cycle. What could this mean?

An early period: An early or late period from time to time is very normal. It seems to cause concern when people are trying to conceive. Track your cycles over the next few months. If the pattern remains abnormal then schedule a visit with an obgyn. ...Read more

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What does this mean? I have a ball too after an early period followed by brown discharge

What does this mean? I have a ball too after an early period followed by brown discharge

"Having a ball"?: I am not sure if a "ball" is a clot or not? Hard to give you an accurate answer without you re-formulating your question. ...Read more

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Nauseous and early period, what could this mean?

Nauseous and early period, what could this mean?

Unsure: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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How will I know what does an early period that lasts two weeks mean when you're on birth control?

How will I know what does an early period that lasts two weeks mean when you're on birth control?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have an early period then spotting two weeks later?

What does it mean when you have an early period then spotting two weeks later?

Menses: There are a number of potential causes of an early period followed by spotting 2 weeks later. The first question is does the patient have regular cycles and is this abnormal. Could she be pregnant? Another possibility is that she may be ovulating. As mentioned there are a number of potential causes which your physician can help you figure out the cause. ...Read more

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Last month I had an early period for 2days and this Month I had an early period lasting 1day what does this mean? I have No symptoms or anything

Last month I had an early period for 2days and this Month I had an early period lasting 1day what does this mean? I have No symptoms or anything

Its Normal!: It sounds normal. Normal women can have some variation in the time between their periods. It doesn't mean anything is wrong. Your body is a biologic system (not a computer) and biologic systems have some inherent variation just to keep things interesting. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and might have an early period. What does that mean? I saw light spotting this morning

I'm on birth control and might have an early period. What does that mean? I saw light spotting this morning

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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I got my period 5 days early then when it was due and it was very light the first day, almost un-noticeable. The second day it was completely gone. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. What could this mean?

I got my period 5 days early then when it was due and it was very light the first day, almost un-noticeable. The second day it was completely gone. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. What could this mean?

Do a quant blood HCG: Preg test, to make sure you are not pg, could be due to your other hormones not being right so additional blood testing can be done along with an exam and and ultrasound by your gyn. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

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Very Early Puberty (Definition)

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