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My period is over a week early and very light along with mucus. I am usually regular and heavy. I m also having lower back pain. What can this mean?

My period is over a week early and very light along with mucus. I am usually regular and heavy. I m also having lower back pain. What can this mean?

Stress: While this could mean a variety of things from pregnancy to problems with the uterus or ovaries, the most likely cause would be physical or mental stress causing an anovulatory cycle and back ache. Take good care of yourself. Pay attention to sleep, exercise and nutrition, and hopefully things will straighten out again. Best Wishes for feeling better soon! ...Read more

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I came on my period a week early it was very light for 3 days now very heavy bleeding on day 5 and now day 6?

I came on my period a week early it was very light for 3 days now very heavy bleeding on day 5 and now day 6?

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. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I started my period a week early. It was very light & lasted only 3 days. I should've started my period by now. Was it implantation or am i pregnant?

I started my period a week early. It was very light & lasted only 3 days. I should've started my period by now. Was it implantation or am i pregnant?

Possible pregnancy: If a period comes at the wrong time and is lighter than usual then pregnancy is possible, so check a pregnancy test. Irregular bleeding can also occur if the hormones are off, and most of the time the cycle will go back to normal. So if the pregnancy test is negative it's fine to see what happens next month. ...Read more

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Pregnancy or something else?Had unusual period a week early(9/13)very light for 7 days. Now(9/29)i am extremely tired, have heartburn and sick in morn

Pregnancy or something else?Had unusual period a week early(9/13)very light for 7 days. Now(9/29)i am extremely tired, have heartburn and sick in morn

Maybe, maybe not...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. A primary care or an ob-gyn doctor can evaluate persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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I keep a calendar so I know my cycle very well. I had a "period" a week early and it was very light and only lasted2day due real period today but none?

I keep a calendar so I know my cycle very well. I had a "period" a week early and it was very light and only lasted2day due real period today but none?

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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My period came a week early. It was also very light and the blood was brown if there was any blood. It was only two days long with no cramping or pain?

My period came a week early. It was also very light and the blood was brown if there was any blood. It was only two days long with no cramping or pain?

Early period: Being a fee days early is actually very normal. This would not be a variation that would be considered significant. Most patients have menstrual cycles 21-35 days apart. ...Read more

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I'm a week or so early for my period, it's brown and very light and has been going on for a week now?

I'm a week or so early for my period, it's brown and very light and has been going on for a week now?

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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What does it mean when I got my period early last month only had it for 2 days now im 2 weeks early very light normally very heavy?

What does it mean when I got my period early last month only had it for 2 days now im 2 weeks early  very light normally very heavy?

Break-thru bleeding: This is "break-through bleeding" or "spotting". It's very common and generally not worrisome. It's usually caused by an imbalance in the hormones progesterone and estrogen. It's more common in women using hormonal contraceptives. If it recurs month after month or if other irregularities occur, see your personal gyn professional. ...Read more

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I had what I thought was my period 4 days early. Was very light on and off until the day it should have started. 2 weeks later it returned. ?

I had what I thought was my period  4 days early. Was very light on and off until the day it should have started. 2 weeks later it returned. ?

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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My period came a week early and only lasted 2.5 days. I am very regular and always heavy but this was very light. It was also much darker in color?

My period came a week early and only lasted 2.5 days. I am very regular and always heavy but this was very light. It was also much darker in color?

Variation on normal: What you described seems to be normal variation. If you had sex since your last period, you may wish to do a pregnancy test.
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. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My period came a week early ... Which is not unusual , but this time it really light , and periods have never been light ... It very light pink should I be concern,?

My period came a week early ... Which is not unusual , but this time it really light , and periods have never been light ... It very light pink should I be concern,?

No: There is variation in flow and duration with each menstrual cycle. The endometrial lining and its variation in thickness with each cycle determines the amount of bleeding you can have.
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After a very very early miscarriage a week later i get a very light brownish period is that normal and what does it mean?

After a very very early miscarriage a week later i get a very light brownish period is that normal and what does it mean?

Blood: Brown = old blood. After a miscarriage the remaining blood will pass after in the first few weeks. This is to be expected. ...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 took Keflex for 7 days, got an early, very light period shortly after. Now, 2.5 weeks later, I just got my period again. Is this normal?

I took Keflex for 7 days, got an early, very light period shortly after. Now, 2.5 weeks later, I just got my period again. Is this normal?

Irregular periods: Antibiotics like Kelfex do not cause irregular menstrual bleeding. Being sick though can. I am not sure why you were prescribed antibiotics in the first place but illness can sometimes cause menstrual irregularity. If it continues see your Obgyn. Consider birth control to assist with cycle regulation ...Read more