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Normal period but 5 days early?

Normal period but 5 days early?

Likely normal: Women not on birth control will have slightly irregular periods from time to time. This is normal. If it is a common occurrence, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a normal period look like?

What does a normal period look like?

80 cc: There has been MUCH discussion on the matter. I believe many of the conventional texts will say that up to 80 cc of flow would be at the upper limits of "normal" menstruation. I think normal is really based on the individual's pattern. In summary, any more or less than your usual is not normal. ...Read more

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How long does a normal period last 4?

How long does a normal period last 4?

4-7 days: Classic periods happen about every 28 days and last for 4-7 days. Ranges of normal are 21-40 day intervals, lasting 2-10 days. ...Read more

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What is a normal period 28 days or 33?

What is a normal period 28 days or 33?

Both: Both are normal. A typical cycle is 28 days, but it can still be a few days longer or shorter. ...Read more

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Can a normal period last for just a day?

Can a normal period last for just a day?

Length of Period: Some women will only have a period for one day especially if they are on birth control pills or a progestin iud. For other women this short of a period is not normal and, if it occurs for several months, should be checked out. ...Read more

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Why is it so important to have a normal period?

Why is it so important to have a normal period?

Depends: Normal cycles represent that your hormones and organs are functioning properly. Any deviation from normal cycles can be associated with a number of medical conditions which need to be evaluated by a doctor. However, patient's on birth control do not "need" to have a period. Birth control pills were invented to closely represent the normal cycle to gain religious organization approval. ...Read more

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What causes a heavier period than your normal period?

What causes a heavier period than your normal period?

Hormonal cycle: Depending on your age, hormonal fluctuations can make your periods lighter or heavier; however, make sure to get routine GYN exams and if you are sexuallly active, BC pills will help to control your cycle. ...Read more

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No proper period for months then suddenly normal period, why?

No proper period for months then suddenly normal period, why?

Can't tell: There is no way to tell via healthtap why you would suddenly have a period after months of no period. The first question would be "why have you not been having periods". It is likely that you are just having breakthrough bleeding. If you don't continue with monthly menses, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Haven't had a period in 32 days normal period is every 24 or 25 days?

Haven't had a period in 32 days normal period is every 24 or 25 days?

Menstrual cycle: Some women's menstrual cycles are longer than others, and can also be irregular for many reasons. If yours is normally 24-25 days but is now late, and you've had unprotected sex, you may want to consider a home pregnancy test. However, please know that there is wide woman-to-woman variability in length of menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What causes a period to be very light compared to normal period flow?

What causes a period to be very light compared to normal period flow?

Two things: There are two things that make for a light period. One, a minimal endometrium growth due to hormonal contraceptives or other hormonal reasons. The second reason is pregnancy in which the light flow is due to bleeding from that source. ...Read more

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Wut could be wrong if u have ur period for 17 days? My normal period is 5 days

Wut could be wrong if u have ur period for 17 days? My normal period is 5 days

Check pregnancy test: This can be causes from various conditions. Pregnancy or hormonal problems. I would recommend seeing a doctor and getting testing for thyroid disease, prolactin and other hormonal testing, in addition to an ultrasound to rule out uterine conditions - such as fibroids. ...Read more

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My last normal period. Was jan30 ended febuary. The 4 when will my baby arrive?

My last normal period. Was jan30 ended febuary. The 4 when will my baby arrive?

Maybe early November: Assuming normal, regular periods, the easiest way to calculate your due date is to subtract 3 months and then add 7 days from the first day of your last period. In this case that would be nov. 6. A baby is considered full term from 3 weeks before to 2 weeks after that date. Whenever possible it is best to confirm your due date with a pelvic sonogram in the first 3 months. ...Read more

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My last normal period. Was january30 ended on. Febuary4 when will my baby be born?

My last normal period. Was january30 ended on. Febuary4 when will my baby be born?

Maybe early November: Assuming normal, regular periods, the easiest way to calculate your due date is to subtract 3 months and then add 7 days from the first day of your last period. In this case that would be nov. 6. A baby is considered full term from 3 weeks before to 2 weeks after that date. Whenever possible it is best to confirm your due date with a pelvic sonogram in the first 3 months. ...Read more

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What's the average of a normal period? Can periods last longer than 10 days? How and why?

What's the average of a normal period? Can periods last longer than 10 days? How and why?

5-7 days is normal: Most menses last 5-7 days. More than 10 days is abnormal and you should see your gynecologist to ascertain why this is occurring. ...Read more

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I had a semi normal period, then a week later had a period that lasted 3 days...What could this mean?

I had a semi normal period, then a week later had a period that lasted 3 days...What could this mean?

Lots of things: It depends on your history, medications, exam, and symptoms. A qualified doctor will be able to examine you, rule out pregnancy, polyps, cysts, infection, and when appropriate, perform additional testing such as ultrasound, cytology, cultures, lab work, etc to determine the cause. If your periods are usually regular, you may have just had an irregular cycle/anovulatory cycle. Go get checked out. ...Read more

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Started what seemed to be a normal period but it only lasted like 45min and hasn't returned what could cause this?

Started what seemed to be a normal period but it only lasted like 45min and hasn't returned what could cause this?

Too soon: It may be too soon to tell. Normal for bleeding to be intermittant, to come and go, and not be constant. This would be typical. Our cycles are determined by our hormones and our hormones are not released in a steady-state, but rather in waves. Also, there's the mechanical aspect of the shedding of the lining. Sounds normal thus far though. ...Read more

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My normal period is five days but I only had it for three may the third and my expected period came two days early why?

My normal period is five days but I only had it for three may the third and my expected period came two days early why?

Common complaint: 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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Period came a day late and was light then heavy for 2 days then light again it lasted a total of 6 days is this a normal period?

Period came a day late and was light then heavy for 2 days then light again it lasted a total of 6 days is this a normal period?

Maybe normal: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of mucus discharge, of periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with a doctor. Recurrent symptoms should also be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I use to have a normal period but now its not its just coming a little slow not much there would this be because my age am 40 now?

I use to have a normal period but now its not its just coming a little slow not much there would this be because my age am 40 now?

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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I had a normal period it lasted a little longer than it normally does then a week later I'm having another period. What could thus be?

I had a normal period it lasted a little longer than it normally does then a week later I'm having another period. What could thus be?

Ovulation bleeding: Bleeding a week after a prolonged menstrual period stopped is consistent with ovulation bleeding. Estradiol concentrations measured in serum around the time of ovulation drop and in some women or during some cycles drop to an extent that it can cause hormone withdrawal bleeding. Usually this kind of bleeding stops after a day or two. ...Read more

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Started late but what seemed to be a normal period only lasted 45 minutes and hasn't returned it's been two days what could cause this?

Started late but what seemed to be a normal period only lasted 45 minutes and hasn't returned it's been two days what could cause this?

Many things: Many things can cause what you are describing. The most common one, in a young woman, is pregnancy. Stress or an ovarian cyst can also temporarily alter your normal, regular menstrual pattern. If you are not pregnant it usually suffices to observe what your body does over the next month (s). Most often your menses will return to normal on their own. ...Read more

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I haven't had a normal period in 5 months but for the last 3, I have spotted for 1 day only once in the morning. Have taken test all negative.

I haven't had a normal period in 5 months but for the last 3, I have spotted for 1 day only once in the morning. Have taken test all negative.

See an OB/GYN: Without having examined you or knowing what tests you have undergone and are "negative" there is no possible way to establish a diagnosis. Stick with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had my normal period, but a week after the end of my lmc I started again. I have been on it for a month already and im getting scared. Help.

I had my normal period, but a week after the end of my lmc I started again. I have been on it for a month already and im getting scared. Help.

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. 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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Had my normal period last week, for about 4days but after my last day I started t flow again but this time its light but painful. Is it normal.

Had my normal period last week, for about 4days but after my last day I started t flow again but this time its light but painful. Is it normal.

Normal, not sure!: Assuming that you usually have regular, predictable cycles with no extra bleeding, then this is abnormal for you. It should be followed up with a pregnancy test and an exam by your doctor. They will determine if an ultrasound is indicated. It could be anything from a pregnancy to a uterine polyp, or perhaps an aberrant cycle. I hope that this helps! ...Read more

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Hi. During this month, I have had 3 periods. The first two being my normal period, with 3 days between. The last light, is it bad? What is wrong?

Hi. During this month, I have had 3 periods. The first two being my normal period, with 3 days between. The last light, is it bad? What is wrong?

Your hormones are: In flux for some reason. Many factors affect the normal flow of periods including age, season, weather, stress, exercise, body girth, nutrition, etc. I would wait until the period returns and see if the next cycle brings regularity. If not, then you can always seek the help of family physician or GYN provider to see if you can regulate your menstruation. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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