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I am on birth control and I got my period early and its bright red. Should I be worried?

I am on birth control and I got my period early and its bright red. Should I be worried?

Probably normal: As long as this is a transient, as opposed to recurrent, occurrence (more than 5 cycles). This can especially become an issue with ocp (oral contraceptive pill) transitioning. If symptoms persist and/or worsen, it would be wise to undergo a work up. Depending on your age, history and stage of reproductive life, the differential diagnosis is vast. ...Read more

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TTC started my period a week early'on sunday. Bright red lightthen heavy to brown and then stopped overnight monday. Today muccus thin pink am I preg?

TTC started my period a week early'on sunday. Bright red lightthen heavy to brown and then stopped overnight monday. Today muccus thin pink am I preg?

Sounds like no: It does not seem likely that you are pregnant since you had a period. You can always take a home test though and in minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Yes I started my period early and it's heavy and bright red is it normal I'm 24 and 11 dpo?

Yes I started my period early and it's heavy and bright red is it normal I'm 24 and 11 dpo?

Maybe: This doesn't necessarily mean anything at all is wrong; your period can change somewhat from month to month due to a variety of factors, e.g. stress, sleep patterns, illness. If this period is significantly longer and heavier than usual, for example, more than 7 days, please consider seeking medical attention ...Read more

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Me and my partner have been trying for a baby and I've taken my period a week early. The blood is bright red with small clots and I have no pain.?

Me and my partner have been trying for a baby and I've taken my period a week early. The blood is bright red with small clots and I have no pain.?

Check pregnancy test: There are a number of reasons the period could come early but first check a pregnancy test. If negative then watch and see if your cycle goes back to normal. If it doesn't go back to normal get yourself checked out. ...Read more

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I had a paostpartum mini lap tubal ligation 3 years ago. I now exhibiting early symptoms of pregnancy. I just started my period this morning. It is 10 days early and bright red. I also started my period a week early last month and it was not a normal pe

I had a paostpartum mini lap tubal ligation 3 years ago. I now exhibiting early symptoms of pregnancy. I just started my period this morning. It is 10 days early and bright red. I also started my period a week early last month and it was not a normal pe

Pregnancy Test ASAP: Any tubal ligation can fail. Since pregnancy risk is higher for an ectopic pregnancy, you should immediately check a pregnancy test, if positive, see your doc today or go to the er. Since you had a tubal ligation done, a positive test means an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise. Good luck and don't delay. Tubal rupture can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What causes a period to come early, and be very watery and bright red?

What causes a period to come early, and be very watery and bright red?

Red watery period: A bright red color to a period indicates rapid arteriolar bleeding rather than venous which is more typical of a period. A good GYN exam might be helpful in this case as fibroids or other pathologies may be present. ...Read more

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Period came early and lasted a few days longer than usual, also bright red blood on last few days of period. Usually dark period blood? Help!

Period came early and lasted a few days longer than usual, also bright red blood on last few days of period. Usually dark period blood? Help!

Normal cycles come every 21-35 days.: If blood comes out of your vagina in a different pattern then your cycles are not normal. If this is one time problem it may resolves on its own. If recurring then 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 to regulate the cycle. ...Read more

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My period was 3 days early not heavy like usual it was bright red for first 2 days then went pink to nothing on 3rd day I normally am on for 4/5 days?

My period was 3 days early not heavy like usual it was bright red for first 2 days then went pink to nothing on 3rd day I normally am on for 4/5 days?

This could be normal: It is possible for the menstral patttern to change and there is nothing serious, see what happens over the next cycle. ...Read more

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After that period, I had another period which came 2 weeks early. Its not implantation because it lasted for 5 days, bright red and little brown, it has clots and can fill 2-3 pads a day. Its not implantation right? Why is it early?

After that period, I had another period which came 2 weeks early. Its not implantation because it lasted for 5 days, bright red and little brown, it has clots and can fill 2-3 pads a day. Its not implantation right? Why is it early?

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. 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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38 yr tubal 13 yrs ago. Week early period started out minimal pink/brownish, now med bright red?

38 yr tubal 13 yrs ago. Week early period started out minimal pink/brownish, now med bright red?

Irregular bleeding: 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you are concerned about pregnancy take a pregnancy test ...Read more

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I had a week early period which started off watery and bright then stopped being watery then went to brown and back to red again?

I had a week early period which started off watery and bright then stopped being watery then went to brown and back to red again?

Abnormal periods: Getting abnormal periods can happen for many reasons, but first and foremost, if you're sexually active, make sure you get a pregnancy test. The color of the period (brown vs red) isn't as concerning as the irregularity. Irregular periods and spotting can happen for many reasons, but when they do start happening, your doc should do a thorough history and exam to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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"period" was 1 week early, dark brown/black (day1), then bright red with clots (day2), some spotting and gone (day3). Very irregular for me?

"period" was 1 week early, dark brown/black (day1), then bright red with clots (day2), some spotting and gone (day3). Very irregular for me?

Heavy flow: Abnormal periods are caused by various factors. Hormonal imbalances by royd problems and stress are all possibilities. Infection and pregnancy are possible. If symptoms persist I recommend you see a physician. ...Read more

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1 week early period very light on off for 4days  at first it was watery and bright red then second day it was brown and watery and then back to red?

1 week early period very light on off for 4days  at first it was watery and bright red then second day it was brown and watery and then back to red?

No way to tell: Menstrual irregularities are very common and can be due to multiple factors. Would not become concerned unless this continues unabated or becomes progressively worse. Without knowing your entire history and examining you it is impossible to go any further. ...Read more

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I started my period a day early, really heavy for the 1st 2 days then vertually stopped on day 3 but then in evening bright red bleed again, normal?

I started my period a day early, really heavy for the 1st 2 days then vertually stopped on day 3 but then in evening bright red bleed again, normal?

Periods: A normal period can last from one to seven days. The flow can be from spotting to around a tampon or pad and hour at the most. Periods that come more often than 21 days from start of one to another, last for more than 7 days, or are heavier than a pad or tampon in an hour on a regular basis need to be evaluated in the office. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My period was a 3 or 4 days early last month it usually comes on the 1st itwasvery bright orange red and sometimes only when I wipe lasted 3 days. S?

My period was a 3 or 4 days early last month it usually comes on the 1st itwasvery bright orange red and sometimes only when I wipe lasted 3 days. S?

Not uncommon: To occasionally have an irregular period. There are lots of things that can cause this, including emotional or physical stress, but it often happens for no apparent reason. It may take a month or so for your cycles to normalize again. If you have had unprotected sex, then you should be checked for sexually transmitted disease (STD) which can cause menstrual irregularity. ...Read more

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I have a very predictable 26 day cycle. I started my period 5 days early with no normal signs and it's heavier and bright red. Not normal. Please help?

I have a very predictable 26 day cycle. I started my period 5 days early with no normal signs and it's heavier and bright red. Not normal. Please help?

May be normal: It is very likely that all this may still be normal. Even regular periods may become irregular occasionally. If worried a consult with gynecologist may be needed. ...Read more

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Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Residual shedding: Shedding of the endometrial lining is basically what happens during one's period. The menstrual cycle is sensitive to many things (weight changes, stress, medications, etc...). Depending on age, menopausal status and other factors, this may need to be evaluated asap. Keep a strict menstrual diary and follow up with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I started my period early and I am now on day 23 of bleeding. Bright red, with clots. I normally never clot. What could be wrong?

I started my period early and I am now on day 23 of bleeding. Bright red, with clots. I normally never clot. What could be wrong?

Several things: This could be caused by several things including polyps, infections, complications of contraceptives or other medicines, or diseases such as insulin resistance or thyroid disease. Whatever the cause, you need to see your doctor ASAP if you are having prolonged heavy bleeding. Don't wait until it stops to be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Period 2 weeks early. Usually pain 1st day, blood clots, kinda dark. Now no pain, bright red and no clots at all, same flow as regular. What is it?

Period 2 weeks early. Usually pain 1st day, blood clots, kinda dark. Now no pain, bright red and no clots at all, same flow as regular. What is it?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My period is about 3 weeks early, it's a bright red colour today but was brown yesterday. I'm sexually active but always use protection. What's wrong?

My period is about 3 weeks early, it's a bright red colour today but was brown yesterday. I'm sexually active but always use protection. What's wrong?

Common problem: 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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Bright red period no blood clots this is not normal for me and it's 5 days early what does this mean?

Bright red period no blood clots this is not normal for me and it's 5 days early what does this mean?

Cycle control: 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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Early period while on the pill. It's been 2 weeks. Been a light flow. Started a dark brown color, now bright red and foul smelling. Why?

Early period while on the pill. It's been 2 weeks. Been a light flow. Started a dark brown color, now bright red and foul smelling. Why?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in 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. The odor requires testing. ...Read more

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Every month I have spotting b4 my period. This month my period came a week early. The next week I have bright red blood. Why am I bleeding.

Every month I have spotting b4 my period. This month my period came a week early. The next week I have bright red blood. Why am I bleeding.

Imbalances.: Hormonal imbalances can explain this phenomenon. If persists a visit with your doctor with consultation for birth control would be appropriate. This way your periods would be regulated by the birth control pills. ...Read more

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My period is 5days early, I don't soak any pads but its bright red spotting and then when I go to the bathroom urine comes out red. Please help?

My period is 5days early, I don't soak any pads but its bright red spotting and then when I go to the bathroom urine comes out red. Please help?

See below:: Sometimes urine mixes with period blood on the way out and this makes it red. If you are actually peeing bloody urine, you may have an infection in your bladder. Inserting a tampon and then cleaning well prior to urination can help differentiate between these possibilities. Best wishes! ...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