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What does it mean if you start your period early?

What does it mean if you start your period early?

Possible reasons: Reasons for early periods or bleeding can include: intensive exercising, anxiety, stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, anovulation, rapid loss or gain of weight, imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone, use of emergency contraceptives, endometriosis. Etc. ...Read more

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Can it mean you are pregnant when you start your period early on the pill?

Can it mean you are pregnant when you start your period early on the pill?

No: If you actually have your period then you aren't pregnant. But a woman may experience some bleeding while pregnant. So, if uncertain take a home pregnancy test. ...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 when period is early?

What does it mean when period is early?

Early period: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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What does it mean if have period early?

Possible reasons: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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Period 5 days early what does that mean?

Period 5 days early what does that mean?

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

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What does it mean when you're period is early?

What does it mean when you're period is early?

Hormonal change: If the period is coming a little early, it often means a hormonal change. Low Progesterone is a common cause, especially at later stages in your reproductive life. ...Read more

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Can it be normal for periods to start of brownish and stay brownish. What does it mean to start a period early and is it bad?

Can it be normal for periods to start of brownish and stay brownish. What does it mean to start a period early and is it bad?

Irregular menses: Especially at your age, irregular periods are not unusual. Be sure you are not pregnant since this can cause a change in periods, as can use of oral contraceptives. There are many reasons for variations, the majority of which are not serious in any way. Dark blood is typically older blood that spends time in the uterus before it comes down. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your period comes early?

Early periods.: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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My period is early what does it mean?

My period is early what does it mean?

Multiple causes: This could simply be a normal variation that comes as women approach menopause, or it could be a sign of some anatomic change, such as a polyp. This is a great thing to address with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What could it mean if my period is 10 days early?

What could it mean if my period is 10 days early?

Hormones not working: Correctly or could have a problem inside your uterus, rarely it could be bleeding from an abnormal early pregnancy, so see your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Nauseous and early period, what could this mean?

Nauseous and early period, what could this mean?

Unsure: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period is early?

What does it mean when your period is early?

Bleeding/ period: Reasons for early periods or bleeding can include: intensive exercising, anxiety, stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, anovulation, rapid loss or gain of weight, imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone, use of emergency contraceptives, endometriosis. Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period comes early?

What does it mean when your period comes early?

Menses: Some reasons for early periods include fatigue, anxiety, stress, marked weight loss or gain, significantly poor nutrition or intensive exercise. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get your period early?

What does it mean when you get your period early?

Hormones: Often when you get your period early it's due to hormonal changes. At 31 years of age that can be normal. If it bothers you, you can see your doctor and maybe birth control pills can help regulate. Typically, though, it doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong, just normal hormonal variation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period is 2 days early?

What does it mean when your period is 2 days early?

Cycle length: Normal cycle length, from first day of bleeding to next first day of bleeding can range from 21-32 days. Two days early falls in that range and is therefore normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your period comes 4 days early?

What does it mean if your period comes 4 days early?

Not much: Periods can be irregular sometimes particularly during stressful times like exams, a deadline at work or a big project. For some women they are often unpredictable. If yours become irregular, see your doctor for a checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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 if your period starts late and ends early?

What does it mean if your period starts late and ends early?

Lighter period.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...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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Can it mean your irregular if your period starts two days early?

Can it mean your irregular if your period starts two days early?

Within normal range: Most women have some variability in their cycle length. A few days is nothing to be concerned about. ...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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If period comes a few days early every month, does this mean you ovulate on a cycle less than 14 days.

If period comes a few days early every month, does this mean you ovulate on a cycle less than 14 days.

Menses variations: Hi there, the normal range for a menstrual cycle (from beginning of bleeding to last day of no bleeding) can vary from 21-35 days. Generally, ovulation has occurred 14 days before the start of bleeding. Therefore, if you have a 25 day cycle, you likely ovulated on day 11. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period came early & lasted only for 2 days? I'm still a virgin & it's really unusual.

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

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Having a period for the first time in 12 months. What does it mean? In early 50s, thought was in menopause, period not heavy.

Having a period for the first time in 12 months. What does it mean? In early 50s, thought was in menopause, period not heavy.

It can happen: Periods become irregular as a woman gets close to menopause. But watch out if it continues to occur over the next 6 months as postmenopausal bleeding can develop from uternie problems. Be prepared to go see your gynecologist if you have any more irregular bleeding in the next 1-3 months. Otherwise it is probably of no consequence. ...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 when my period is early?

Not much: Have a sit down with your gynecologist if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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My period ended early so what does it mean?

My period ended early so what does it mean?

Fewer days?: Do you mean fewer days of bleeding than usual? Likely nothing, no worries. ...Read more

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