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Early period with large blood clots. Periods are usually normal. What do I do?

Early period with large blood clots. Periods are usually normal. What do I do?

Depends: It depends on age and other factors. Occasionally people can get heavy periods. If concerned get checked to find if there is a reason why this is happenung and can be treated. ...Read more

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Q: I started my period on 09/07and ov on 21/07 last night blood when wiping today light blood only when wiping none on liner. Early period? 25 day cy

Q: I started my period on 09/07and ov on 21/07 last night blood when wiping today light blood only when wiping none on liner.  Early period? 25 day cy

Short cycle: If you ovulated on the 12th day, a 25 or 26 day menstrual cycle would not be abnormal. I would expect to see a positive pregnancy test or a regular period within the next 2 to 3 days at most. If neither of these occurs, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been going to the bathroom and when I do blood clots come out. I get really bad cramps like a period is just an early period or more?

I've been going to the bathroom and when I do blood clots come out. I get really bad cramps like a period is just an early period or  more?

Possibly: The difference between menstruation-tainted urine and true hematuria is important to clinically distinguish, and a microscope is necessary to perform a urinalysis, plus culture. Infection can cause low abdominal and pelvic cramping/pains. An er or gynecologist visit would be most prudent. ...Read more

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I got a 2 week early period. I'm on the yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and my period is really heavy but very thin blood. What is wrong with me ? How long will this be?

I got a 2 week early period. I'm on the yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill and my period is really heavy but very thin blood. What is wrong with me ? How long will this be?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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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Started three days early. Period much lighter then usual and all dark brown. I completely stopped for 24 hours now im back to light and brown. ?

Started three days early. Period much lighter then usual and  all dark brown. I completely stopped for 24 hours now im back to light and brown.  ?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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Dark brown/black discharge before an Early period at 2 weeks 7 days, Last period bleed 9 days. Why is this?

Dark brown/black discharge before an Early period at 2 weeks 7 days, Last period bleed 9 days. Why is this?

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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My period came 5 days early with a regular heavier flow at the beginning which is now lessening as it normally does however, it's been dark brown the whole time. I've only seen very little dark brown blood towards the end in the past. I do not use any b

Pregnant?: You will need to see your doctor to figure out what is going on. The first thing to do is to rule out pregnancy based on your symptoms. There are many possibilitilies as to what is going on. ...Read more

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Early period while on the pill. It's been 2 weeks. Been a light flow. Started a dark brown color, now bright red and foul smelling. Why?

Early period while on the pill. It's been 2 weeks. Been a light flow. Started a dark brown color, now bright red and foul smelling. Why?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in 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. The odor requires testing. ...Read more