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Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily: Coming early one month does not mean it will come late the next month. Most women have regular periods and can tell when their period should arrive, however their are many who also have irregular cycles, often varying by days. See your ob/gyn if need be, as birth control pills can often regulate your cycle if need be. Best wishes. ...Read more
Periods: Periods sometimes are not totally regular but usually revert to normal on their own. I would just wait and see. If you are suspicious of being pregnant wait a couple of weeks and do a pregnancy test ...Read more
Period came Dec.6, 2015 for 5 days. Returned Dec. 20, 2015. Cycle of 28-31days. When can I expect my next period?
Hard to guess: If there was a true menstrual period Dec. 20, then 28-31 days after that would be the next expected start of a period. However, if the "period" Dec. 20 was actually spotting around ovulation time, then the next period would come about 14 days after Dec. 20. One will just have to wait and see. Also, if one just got pregnant, the next period will be 10-11 months from now. ...Read more
What does it mean when your period came early & lasted only for 2 days? I'm still a virgin & it's really unusual.
Not to worry: Periods can naturally change up or down 2-3 days and still be normal. An evaluation may be needed if intervals between your period get very short (less than 24 days) or very long (greater than 42 days). Medical conditions may be responsible for this, but not in the case of only 2 days. Do not worry. ...Read more
Period came a few days late this month and only lasted 4 days instead of the usual 6 days. Should I be concerned about this?
Not necessarily: As long as the timing between periods is similar and not off in time by less than a week, I doubt there is a problem. My guess is that you normally has heavy menstrual periods and have been blessed with a shorter and perhaps lighter one this time! If you have more questions, please discuss with your OB if choice ...Read more
I was 14 days late then a period came it lasted only 5 days. First two-three days was dark then it was pinkish. What's wrong?
My december period came 15 days early, my january period came 4 days early, and now my feb period was 12 days early. What can cause this?
My girlfriend and I were apart for 1 year nd we got together this summer and her period came 3 days before its regular time, what does that mean?
In july period came 7/5/13-7/11/13. Came again 7/30/13-8/5/13. Suppose to come on 8/27/13 but didn't. Can I be late or should I expect it next month?
Once a year?: A woman with cycles shorter than 29 days (shorter than 1 month) will likely have 1 ovulation per month during the year, but have 2 ovulations during one month of the year (since she has about 13 cycles a year). That means she is likely to have 2 menstrual periods during one of the 12 months of each year, because she has 13 periods a year. ...Read more
Don't know reason.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control. ...Read more
Unknown but...: It's not normal for a 61 year old female to have vaginal bleeding of any kind. There are several possible causes; the specific cause needs to be identified and treated. Please make an appointment with your gyn or primary care doctor tomorrow! Best wishes. ...Read more
Irregular ovulation: If you are not on birth control pills then you probably ovulated irregularly this month. If it continues next month I would recommend a visit to the obgyn and consider checking your thyroid, an exam and possibly an ultrasound. ...Read more
Common: 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
Maybe: One of those times was break through bleeding. ...Read more
No: There are variations in the length of the cycle. A few days earlier or later are not usually a problem, especially in your forties. ...Read more
It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional early or late period, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more
Early ovulation: If your periods are regular, then they start about 14 days after ovulation. So if your period started early, then it likely just means you ovulated early. If cycles continue to have a pattern of increased frequency it could be a sign of a bigger problem and you should be seen. ...Read more