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I Started My Period A Week Early
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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
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 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, it was lighter than normal, and it lasted 2 days. I'm having some pregnancy symptoms and I'm wondering what to do?
Pregnancy test: It is very important to rule out pregnancy if you think you have symptoms. Pregnancy test kits are about $1 at the dollar store. Or you can go to a Public Health clinic to get tested. If your pregnancy test comes back negative, it is very likely your period starting a week early and lasting for 2 days are within normal range for regular period cycles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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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