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Why is my period a week late?

Why is my period a week late?

Several......: Normal variance, sex...leading to pregnancy, systemic problem....nutrition, anemia, thyroid issues etc ...Read more

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My period was a week early last month. A week earlier this month. What is going on?

My period was a week early last month. A week earlier this month. What is going on?

Typical: There can be variations in the length of a cycle and ovulation pattern. If family history is positive for early menopause, you could be starting early premenopause, but there needs to be a pattern of menstrual irregularity to consider this. See how your next several cycles go. ...Read more

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My period came a week early after having sex. It was a heavy period that lasted for 4 days. Why would it have came a week early? i am usually regular

My period came a week early after having sex. It was a heavy period that lasted for 4 days. Why would it have came a week early? i am usually regular

Unsure: There can be some variation in the timing of a woman's menstrual cycle. What you have experienced may just be that normal variation. If your cycles continue to be more irregular, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My period is a week early can I be pregnant?

My period is a week early can I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Is it a period or pregnancy? Usually my period is very heavy and always on time. It always last 5 days. It is usually the first week of every month. So i already had a period of february. So what i thought was my "march" period was a week and a half earl

Is it a period or pregnancy? Usually my period is very heavy and always on time. It always last 5 days. It is usually the first week of every month. So i already had a period of february. So what i thought was my "march" period  was a week and a half earl

Please : Please go to your doctor and be screened for infection. Light and watery discharge could be a sign of an infection. Also please take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, then wait two days and retake the test. If it is still negative but you don't get a normal period, you may need a blood pregnancy test to be sure. If you have pain, fever, vomiting, heavy bleeding or feel light-headed/faint then you will need to go to the er. ...Read more

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This month i started my period a day early but it lasted 2 days. So i went for a blood pregnancy test and it neg. What could it be?

This month i started my period a day early but it lasted 2 days. So i went for a blood pregnancy test and it neg. What could it be?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Hi my period came a day early.it's the second month and it finishes a day early this month my.period was lighter and pinkinsh blood.could.I be pregnan?

Hi my period came a day early.it's the second month and it finishes a day early this month my.period was lighter and pinkinsh blood.could.I be pregnan?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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My period is 2 weeks early this month & last month was a week late. The only thing not normal is the timing.Should I see a doctor or wait a little?

My period is 2 weeks early this month & last month was a week late. The only thing not normal is the timing.Should I see a doctor or wait a little?

If it happens again: Many women have occasional variation of their periods, 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

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My period has lasted a week is this normal because i only have a period for 4days?

A one-time symptom?: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, 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

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Is it normal to spot a week before expected period? I was also one week late on my period... Is that normal?

Is it normal to spot a week before expected period? I was also one week late on my period... Is that normal?

Probably not: If that is not typical for you. Have you be sexually active? Then it's possible you had an early miscarriage even if you used some type of birth control. It's best to discuss with a doctor face to face. ...Read more

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I just had sex for the first time a few days ago and my period is a week early. is that normal?

I just had sex for the first time a few days ago and my period is a week early. is that normal?

Kind off: if you have sex for the first time ,you will end up with a period of bleeding that might not be your period. so it is kind of normal. make sure you practice a safe sex, you are too young for sex related problems and diseases. so it is kind of normal. and your period might still come in time. ...Read more

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Why did a start my period a week early?

Why did a start my period a week early?

It can happen: Irregular periods in even the most regular person can happen because of stress, illness, acute weight change, pregnancy, etc. ...Read more

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My period is due in 1 day and i just started getting my expected sore breasts but i usually get them a week before. Is this pregnancy or a late period?

My period is due in 1 day and i just started getting my expected sore breasts but i usually get them a week before. Is this pregnancy or a late period?

One way to know. : Could be either one. Only way to be certain is to do a pregnancy test. They are sold pretty cheap in any drug store. Wait to see if you have your period first. ...Read more

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Why is my period two weeks early?

Why is my period two weeks early?

You might have: Break through bleeding related to imbalance of estrogen or progesterone. ...Read more

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Why is my period 3 weeks early? I'm not pregnant since I just got off my period . I haven't been doing anything differently . I get sharpe pains

Why is my period 3 weeks early? I'm not pregnant since I just got off my period . I haven't been doing anything differently . I  get sharpe pains

Anovulatory cycle.: Teenagers and women in their forties (i.e. At the beginning and the end of the fertile years) are more likely to have anovulatory cycles (especially if their weight for height is too little or too much.). In those cycles, the ovaries never produce an egg and a hormonal imbalance results that leads to irregular bleeding as the endometrial lining sheds before it can mature. Wait, or take ocps. ...Read more

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Why did my period come a week 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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Why has my period come a week early and is brown a clump?

Why has my period come a week early and is brown a clump?

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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Why would my period be a week early, mostly brown and lasting longer than usual?

Why would my period be a week early, mostly brown and lasting longer than usual?

Irregular periods: Hormonal disorders or problems or an infection can do this. Stress is one of the most frequent cause throws off the women's period. Brown period means old blood from the previous period making it's way out cleaning the vagina provided that you do not have any other symptoms such as pain, itching , inflammation of the vagina , etc. suggesting a genital tract infection. Your gyn can regulate . ...Read more

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Any idea why i got my period 2 weeks early ?

No. However...: There are many potential reasons to get your period 2 weeks early, but without more information I have no idea why this happened to you. See http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/reasons-two-week-early-period to learn potential causes and which could be the cause for you... ...Read more

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Why has my period started a week early? I take sprintec birth control.

Depends: Sometimes extremes of weight (thin or heavy) can affect timing of period while on birth control. Sometimes the strength of the birth control (lower estrogen). Sprintec has 35mcg of estrogen, one of the higher doses that's out there. If you missed any pills, that too could cause period to start a week early. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why did a start my period a week early?

It can happen: Irregular periods in even the most regular person can happen because of stress, illness, acute weight change, pregnancy, etc. ...Read more

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Why have i started my period a week early?

Why have i started my period a week early?

Periods can vary: This is normal. It is not unusual for the week of your period to shift due to stress or illness. In the first two years of having your period, irregular length is very common.

Keep track of the first day of each period on a calendar. Looking at the pattern over 6-12 months is helpful and will give you an idea of what is normal for you. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing my period a week early with no cramps? I did have unprotected sex about a week and a half ago please help?

Why am I experiencing my period a week early with no cramps? I did have unprotected sex about a week and a half ago please help?

Pregnancy test: There are many reasons for "irregular bleeding" - and it can happen in context of an early pregnancy. Nothing can be done at this time other than a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests become positive as early as a week after unprotected intercourse that resulted in fertilizing an egg. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex i'm not on birth control so why did i get my period a week early?

I had unprotected sex i'm not on birth control so why did i get my period a week early?

Timing: The timing was off. His sperm and your eggs didn't connect. Try to figure out when you ovulate and time your sex at that time. ...Read more

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Why did i get my period 2 weeks early?

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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Why am i getting my period two weeks early?

Why am i getting my period two weeks early?

Don't know reason: For bleeding/ early 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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Why did i get my period 2 weeks early? I had protected sex for the first time on January first and I just got my second period since then but it is 2 weeks early. I'm worried

Why did i get my period 2 weeks early? I had protected sex for the first time on January first and I just got my second period since then but it is 2 weeks early. I'm worried

No need to worry: While a doctor would need a bit more info for a proper interpretation of your symptoms, suffice it to say that it is common to have some irregularity in menstrual cycle onset. It may be due to hormonal adjustments in the femal body, effect of illnesses/infections and or medication. If it happens next month, you should get checked with your primary doctor for proper evaluation. Feel better! ...Read more

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Why did I get my period 2 weeks early? Could that mean anything? Should I go and get checked out by my doctor to make sure nothing is wrong?

Why did I get my period 2 weeks early? Could that mean anything? Should I go and get checked out by my doctor to make sure nothing is wrong?

Anovulation: It sounds as if you've experienced an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary failes to release the egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why did i get my period 2 weeks early for 2 days and spotting and why do I have bacteria and blood in my urine?

Ovulation: During ovulation, the hormone fluctuations of hormones will cause some women to bleed. If you are bleeding vaginally, then unless you had a catheter specimen to check your urine, it will be contaminated with blood and bacteria. ...Read more

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Why am i getting my period 2 weeks early? I am not due to have my period until late next week, but have been bleeding off and on for the past week or so. I've been bleeding more heavily than when i normally have my period. I am on birth control and have b

Why am i getting my period 2 weeks early? I am not due to have my period until late next week, but have been bleeding off and on for the past week or so. I've been bleeding more heavily than when i normally have my period. I am on birth control and have b

Menstrual : Menstrual changes, such as what you described in your post, are fairly common in women at any point in their reproductive years. If you missed any pills, or were late taking them, this could also be a possibility. Also consider taking a pregnancy test even though the odds of this are less than 1% if you take your pills as directed. Other causes of abnormal periods are increased stress/anxiety, extreme weight fluctuations, hormonal imbalances (including thyroid disorders). If the bleeding persists, or your cycles do not normalize over the next three packs of pills contact your doctor. Take care. ...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