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Why is my period early, brown, clumpy and slow? I am 21, sexually active, and this never happened to me before?

Why is my period early, brown, clumpy and slow? I am 21, sexually active, and this never happened to me before?

Changes in menses: Changes in your menstrual cycle could be a sign of infection. If this persists, or if you notice a continued discharge after your menstrual cycle is complete, it would be a good idea for you to visit your gynecologist to be checked for infection. ...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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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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I got my period 7 days early and it was a dark brown colour?

I got my period 7 days early and it was a dark brown colour?

Menstrual cycle: Are you sexually active? Are you using birth control? Sometimes the menstrual cycle starts a few days early, or a few days later, and nothing is wrong. The body is an organism, not a machine. However, a recommend an exam by your healthcare provider for cultures, discussion of contraception, etc. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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My period came 8 days early. It was brown and lasted one day now im 12 days late from expected day?

My period came 8 days early. It was brown and lasted one day now im 12 days late from expected day?

Depends on history: Most people tend to have regular periods every month, occuring every 28-35 days with bleeding lasting for a fixed predictable duration. However, some people can have irregular periods that vary each month. You may elect to wait and see if you just missed your period (could be due to multiple reasons).
If you have been having unprotected sex in the past, you may want to get a pregnancy test. ...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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My period came 7 days early and it came out really light brown like you barely see the brown why is that?

My period came 7 days early and it came out really light brown like you barely see the brown why is that?

Vaginal discharge?: Similar to a question answered yesterday by a woman of same age. Still sounds like discharge of a color typical for infection, not menstruation. In sexually active women, STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomonas are frequent causes, although gonorrhea and chlamydia are uncommon at your age (30). Maybe it's nothing, but best see doctor. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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My period is 22 days early just brown when I wipe what does this mean its been 3 days? I'm 31 and im trying to convince

My period is 22 days early just brown when I wipe what does this mean its been 3 days? I'm 31 and im trying to convince

May not be a period: The spotting may be just that spotting and not a period wait until the period is due and see what happens. If your period does not start take a home pregnancy test, if the spotting continues see a doctor. ...Read more

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My period was a week early this month, and it should of stopped by now, but hasn't and it has been brown for about 2 days. Should I be worried?

My period was a week early this month, and it should of stopped by now, but hasn't and it has been brown for about 2 days. Should I be worried?

Options: Here 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. Brown equals old blood. ...Read more

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Last month, my period came early. It was like a very light brown the whole 4 days of the period. This month, it's late (I'm still waiting). Help?

Last month, my period came early. It was like a very light brown the whole 4 days of the period. This month, it's late (I'm still waiting). Help?

Late period: 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 comes every 28 to 29 days. But I started 3 days early and it was a brownish color got heavy after 2 days then just stopped. What I going on?

My period comes every 28 to 29 days. But I started 3 days early and it was a brownish color got heavy after 2 days then just stopped. What I going on?

Period: Hi, it's still possible that this was ur period although if sexually active pregnancy and its complications like a miscarriage is likely, see your Gyn doctor if the likelihood of pregnancy was high.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 43. The last few months I have been getting my period a week early. It is brown like it would be at the end of my period. What is causing this?

I am 43. The last few months I have been getting my period a week early. It is brown like it would be at the end of my period. What is causing this?

Cycle changes: It's normal for women entering 40s to have some cycle changes. These can go on for several years before true menopause. Here is a link to a handout about what is in the normal range:

http://www. Cascadewomenshealth. Org/download/PDFs/HealthEducation/Transitions%20to%20Menopause/Period%20Change%20as%20you%20get%20older. Pdf ...Read more

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I started my period 4 days early and it was very light and the color was brown and today its heavy and looks black is this normal if not please help me?

I started my period 4 days early and it was very light and the color was brown and today its heavy and looks black is this normal if not please help me?

This can be normal: Menstrual patterns change monthly and every woman is different. Variations are common in women your age and those nearing menopause. The usual cycle range from 21-35 days interval with an average of 28 days. I recommend you keep a calendar of your monthly menses and this will help to establish your menstrual pattern. ...Read more

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I got my period 6 days early then had brown dischage after is that normal?

I got my period 6 days early then had brown dischage after is that normal?

Likely: What you described is within the normal variation on menstrual cycles. 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 started a week early and was normal but for 4 weeks nor I been passing brownish black blood?

My period started a week early and was normal but for 4 weeks nor I been passing brownish black blood?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. 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). See your GYN for help control ...Read more

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I got my period 2 weeks early, and now a week and a half later I'm having brownish discharge. What's going on?

I got my period 2 weeks early, and now a week and a half later I'm having brownish discharge. What's going on?

Brownish discharge: This is likely old blood from your last menses - Was this early period a "regular" period or lighter than usual??? Are you on birth control? - if lighter than usual and NOT on birth control - this might have been a blighted ovum and what you are seen now is your "regular" menses. I suspect that your cycles will resume normally with the next cycle. ...Read more

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My period was 4 days early and quit 4 days later then on the 5th day it started again brownish red? What is that?

My period was 4 days early and quit 4 days later then on the 5th day it started again brownish red? What is that?

Brown = old blood: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. If your cycles are heavy or irregular consider birth control for regulation. ...Read more

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My period came two days early and was mainly brown and stringy and now a few days later the discharge is white and stringy?

Possible pregnancy: This can be caused by several things but the bleeding could be implantational and you could be pregnant. I'd advise a pregnancy test as a first step. ...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


Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more