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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

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I got my period a week early during my active pill week. This is about my 4th or 5th months of being on the pill. What does this mean?

I got my period a week early during my active pill week. This is about my 4th or 5th months of being on the pill. What does this mean?

If you didn't miss a: Pill or you are not taking other meds which could have caused this problem; see if this recurs next cycle.If this happens again then consider changing the type you are taking ,and if t continues with new pill then you need further investigation of your reproductive system. ...Read more

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I got my period a week early, after having protected sex a week before, it's red, and pretty heavy. Could this be implantation!?i also have been working out pretty vigorously the last couple days before the bleeding started. And on the day the bleeding st

I got my period a week early, after having protected sex a week before, it's red, and pretty heavy. Could this be implantation!?i also have been working out pretty vigorously the last couple days before the bleeding started. And on the day the bleeding st

Don't think so: A woman bleeding "pretty heavy" from her vagina doesn't have to consider "implantation" as a cause. However, she can check a urine pregnancy test if she could be pregnant, and of course, contact her doctor if her "heavy bleeding" persists or worries her a lot. Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate 3 weeks after sex, or 1 week after missing a period or after having a "weird" period. ...Read more

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I had protected sex w/ condom, he made sure it didn't tear. Just incase I took plan b 24hr later. In a week I got my period(a week early) am I pregant?

I had protected sex w/ condom, he made sure it didn't tear. Just incase I took plan b 24hr later. In a week I got my period(a week early) am I pregant?

Probably not: You used a condom plus Plan b so your risk of pregnancy is quite low. Plan b can make you have an early period but that doesn't mean you are pregnant. You should get on a regular birth-control pill if this is going to be something you do frequently. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I skipped the placebo pills in my last pack&started a new one to skip my period that month. On my new pack I got my period a week early is that normal?

I skipped the placebo pills in my last pack&started a new one to skip my period that month. On my new pack I got my period a week early is that normal?

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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I got my period a week early while on birth control and its past 7 days and im still bleeding?

I got my period a week early while on birth control and its past 7 days and im still bleeding?

OCPs and bleeding: First you need to make sure you are not pregnant. You are not completely protected the first month you start ocps. If that is not the case, you should speak to your doctor. Bleeding after starting ocps is very common, but if it doesn't stop, the pills can be changed. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant if I got my period a week early and it was a heavy flow? This was a week after first time sex.

Could I be pregnant if I got my period a week early and it was a heavy flow?  This was a week after first time sex.

Yes: Pregnancy can occur across a wide range of time throughout your period. If you do not want to become pregnant, use some form of contraception and a backup. ...Read more

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I got my period a week early after not getting it for almost two months and its light with no cramps nor clots. Any ideas?

I got my period  a week early after not getting it for almost two months and its light with no cramps nor clots. Any ideas?

Yes: Looks like you did give more info. This may be normal. When you are younger, or if your body is stressed out for many reasons, your period may be irregular. You may check a pregnancy test. It doesn't sound like emergency, but if it doesn't improve you should get checked out. ...Read more

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I got my period a week early. Not normal for me. I have cramps and the blood is like a brownish red mixed with discharge. Should I be concerned?

I got my period a week early. Not normal for me. I have cramps and the blood is like a brownish red mixed with discharge. Should I be concerned?

Give it some time: Hello there, Unless you have significant symptoms like excessive cramping that incapacitates you, or the bleeding becomes more significant or abundant I would wait a few days/weeks. Sometimes you will have irregular periods like this one (Not uncommon). If persistent, please go see you physician. Good luck !.. ...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