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What does it mean if i got my period a week early?

What does it mean if i got my period a week early?

Different facotrs: A period that starts a week early could be due to different reasons, among the most common ones: - early ovulation: if you voulated early your period will start early (very common) - no ovulation - pregnancy (make sure to take a pregnancy test). ...Read more

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I got my period a week early it was dark and heavy. It only lasted for about two days. What could that mean?

I got my period a week early it was dark and heavy. It only lasted for about two days. What could that mean?

Irreg period: 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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I got my period a week early & it only lasted 3 days & i have also had headaches why might that be ?

I got my period a week early & it only lasted 3 days & i have also had headaches why might that be ?

Irreg period: 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. Headaches are not likely related ...Read more

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After coming home from school for break i got my period a week early. i am usually fairly regular. is this a cause for concern?

After coming home from school for break i got my period a week early. i am usually fairly regular. is this a cause for concern?

Menses: Many things can affect the timing of your menses. Normal cycles are between 21 and 32 days. Things like illness, stress, changes in sleep habits, etc. can alter the timing. Keeping a menstrual calendar would be of help here. ...Read more

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I had an abortion in sep. 2014 and since that had a regular period which comes on the 30th .. This month Jan. 2015 I got my period a week early on the?

I had an abortion in sep. 2014 and since that had a regular period which comes on the 30th .. This month Jan. 2015 I got my period a week early on the?

Normal variation: There is some normal variation in cycle length unless you are using hormonal contraception ( pills, patches, or Nuvaring). Some eggs mature faster and some mature more slowly. Also, remember that not all months are the same length. Counting your cycle length from the first day of one to the first day of the next is more reliable than using calendar days to determine regularity. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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September 16 i got my period a week early&throughout the 4/5 days only brown menstrual fluid came out. Now im two weeks early and the same is happenin?

September 16 i got my period a week early&throughout the 4/5 days only brown menstrual fluid came out. Now im two weeks early and the same is happenin?

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. STDs, polyps, fibroids and 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. ...Read more

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I got my period a week early, much lighter flow than usual, when i wipe there is more that I am wipin then is coming out, no sex in 1 yr, what's wrong?

I got my period a week early, much lighter flow than usual, when i wipe there is more that I am wipin then is coming out, no sex in 1 yr, what's wrong?

Abnormal bleeding: The list of possibilities is too long to list here. You need a complete evaluation including an exam. You may also need an ultrasound and lab work. After things such as medications, supplements, fibroids, ovarian cysts, polyps, vaginitis, hormone irregularities have been ruled out-other causes can be investigated. Most commonly, an anovulatory cycle is to blame. A doctor will easily figure it out. ...Read more

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I got my period a week early and have been binging like crazy. Should i be concerned?

Yes and no: Period a week early is not too problematic. Binging like crazy is very unhealthy . Trying to work on neating 3 meals a day regularly, with 2 snacks in btwn with good protein sources at each meal and snack -1-2 eggs, 2/3 c cottage cheese, palm sized piece of mest, or 2 tbsp of peanut butter -are all good examples of protein-eating regularly- can help with binging the "diet cure " book might help. ...Read more

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I got my period a week early. I also started it the day after i had sex for the first time in months. It's much darker than usual. Is something wrong?

I got my period a week early. I also started it the day after i had sex for the first time in months. It's much darker than usual. Is something wrong?

Not likely: You may be just having a heavy period and likely there is nothing wrong. If you do not wish to be pregnant, please use a reliable contraceptive consistently. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more