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I had sex for the first time yesterday, we used protection but now my period is 2 weeks early, what does this mean?

I had sex for the first time yesterday, we used protection but now my period is 2 weeks early, what does this mean?

Bleeding: Its probably not your period, but bleeding associated with having sex for the first time. It's great that you used protection, but its probably time to get on birth control as condoms are better at preventing STDs than pregnancy. ...Read more

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I started my period 3 weeks early what does that mean?

I started my period 3 weeks early what does that mean?

Menstrual cycle: Irregular periods are not uncommon in young women. Sometimes recent illness, fatigue or stress can affect your periods. If it persists for 3-6 months, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I'm pregnant but I started my period 2 weeks early, what does this mean? Could I be pregnant or not?

I think I'm pregnant but I started my period 2 weeks early, what does this mean? Could I be pregnant or not?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are super accurate and easy to use, so if you're at all worried, take a test, and then you'll know. Likely not, if you had a period, but definitely make sure and put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

Likely untelated: It is extremely unlikely that your wisdom teeth extraction and the timing of your period are related, however, stress may play a factor. If you are concerned make an appointment with your OB for a evaluation. ...Read more

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My period is a week early and heavier then usual what could that mean?

My period is a week early and heavier then usual what could that mean?

Hormonal change: Always consider pregnancy if a possibility, but it sounds like a minor hormonal change and I suggest waiting to see what happens next cycle. ...Read more

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My period is a week early, I take the pill and sometimes get spotting. I will get a period in a week, it's happened before. What does this mean?

My period is a week early, I take the pill and sometimes get spotting. I will get a period in a week, it's happened before. What does this mean?

OCP's: Did you take it later or miss any pills? The pills are so low dose that missing a pill often leads to break through bleeding. ...Read more

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Period a week early could mean what?

Period a week early could mean what?

Lots of things: Irregular periods could be due to stress, exercise, diet changes, medications, to name a few possibilities. I would recommend you wait a couple of cycles to see if this is a pattern. If it continues, or if you have pain or other symptoms, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean to go get your period a week early?

What does it mean to go get your period a week early?

Bleeding/ period: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 ; 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 ; for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair ; white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen ; feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more

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Period came a week early this could this mean anything?

Period came a week early this could this mean anything?

Period timing: Generally menstrual interval (days between each bleed) are considered 'normal' if 21-35days. A period that starts a week earlier than usual is usually nothing to be concerned about. Make sure to take a pregnancy test. If it's neg, mark on a calendar which days you bleed and follow your cycle for 2-3 cycles. If it straightens out, then it's a non issue. If not, show your doc the calendar ...Read more

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What does it mean when you come on your period 2 weeks early?

What does it mean when you come on your period 2 weeks early?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason, so hang on for the ride. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period comes on a week early and last up to two weeks?

What does it mean when your period comes on a week early and last up to two weeks?

Usually nothing: Menstrual irregularity is common, but you should get a pregnancy test to be sure, and sometimes the first sign of a sexually transmitted disease is unscheduled bleeding
so get checked for this too. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are on your period for three weeks? I started a week early it was light 2nd week it was normal I'm on my third week

What does it mean when you are on your period for three weeks? I started a week early it was light 2nd week it was normal I'm on my third week

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if I came on my period two weeks early?

What does it mean if I came on my period two weeks early?

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control. ...Read more

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I started my period a week early than I usually come on. What could this mean?

Likely a normal: Variation. Slight irregularity in menstrual periods is a common occurrence. See this site for more info.
http://women. Webmd. Com/tc/missed-or-irregular-periods-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u start your period 2 weeks early and only bleed for 2 days?

What does it mean when u start your period 2 weeks early and only bleed for 2 days?

HormonAl imbalance.: It could be from stress, infection, strenuous exercise or u could be pregnant etc. See your gyn for reassurance. Take care! ...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 had my period a week early then spotted the actual day I was supposed to have my period. What can this mean?

I had my period a week early then spotted the actual day I was supposed to have my period. What can this mean?

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

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)

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