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I Started My Period A Week Early
Periods can vary:
This is normal. It is not unusual for the week of your period to shift due to stress or illness. In the first two years of having your period, irregular length is very common.
Keep track of the first day of each period on a calendar. Looking at the pattern over 6-12 months is helpful and will give you an idea of what is normal for you. Read more
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Early 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
Likely not: Unless this period that started a week early is very light and short, it is unlikely that an early period means you are pregnant. There are many reasons to have a period be early including stress, hormones being off, infection, illness. But if you are still concerned check a pregnancy test. Read more
I have been on melodene for the past 4 years. This month, I started my period a week early, and although I am still taking my pill as normal, it hasn't stopped. This isn't the first time it's happened. Is this something to worry about?
See your GYN: This can happen to females on hormones as well as certain underlying conditions. It would be best for you to see your gyn soon. Read more
Sprintec for a 1 1/2 years. Normal periods but Sunday when I started my period a week early. Normal? I'm also a smoker
Stop smoking: 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
I started my period a week early and it only lasted for 3 days usually when I get my period it lasted 7 days can I be pregnant?
Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. Read more
I started my period a week early with no cramps, I usually get really bad cramps. Does that mean anything?
Hopefully: This is the beginning of less painful periods. A woman's body changes throughout her life and it is common for the cramps associated with a period to be worse during teen years. At least this period is a little easier to tolerate and hopefully it is a sign of decreased cramping with future periods. Read more
I started my period a week early. At first the blood was pink and barley any (which is unsual for me) then it got heavy for 3 days, now it is barely a?
I started my period a week early, it was lighter than normal, and it lasted 2 days. I'm having some pregnancy symptoms and I'm wondering what to do?
I started my period a week early. It's now 10 days in and I'm still bleeding lightly enough to fill a pad a day. Also have had light to sever cramping?
Seek gyn evaluation: I would seek immediate gynecological evaluation. If you are sexually active, pregnancy test and STd testing as well. Read more
I've been on birth control for many years and today I started my period a week early. This has never happened before. Is there something I should be c?
OCP's: Not necessarily. Could be that the pill was taken a little later one day that normal? Alternatively, could be having breakthrough bleeding. Sometimes the lining becomes so very thin that it may break away and cause brealth rough bleeding, which is seen as brown staining followed by a more regular flow. Read more
I've been on birth control for over a year, on the lowest dose. I started my period a week early and am going on the 9th day for it. What's the problem?
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
Yes: Yes, I would start a new pack of birth control pills now. Read more
Ok I had sex like 3 days into me ovulating and about 5 days later I started my period a week early and it only lasted 3 days can I be pregnant??
I started my period a week early. It was very light & lasted only 3 days. I should've started my period by now. Was it implantation or am I pregnant?
Possible pregnancy: If a period comes at the wrong time and is lighter than usual then pregnancy is possible, so check a pregnancy test. Irregular bleeding can also occur if the hormones are off, and most of the time the cycle will go back to normal. So if the pregnancy test is negative it's fine to see what happens next month. Read more
I've been exextremely tired fo awhile now. I get plenty of sleep. I started my period a week early. I've just feel body aches and headaches, and why?
See a physician soon: There are many things that can result in the group of symptoms that you are suffering. One thing is anemia, another is vitamin D deficiency, iron deficiency and then there are some less common causes. To better sort out the issue and help you heal you will need the help of a family doctor or internist. Gyn might also be able to diagnose and treat you. Feel better soon! Read more
I have a brown discharge I started my period a week early after my period which was almost 2 weeks ago I have had cramping and a brown discharge why?
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