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My period is a week early and heavier then usual what could that mean?

My period is a week early and heavier then usual what could that mean?

Hormonal change: Always consider pregnancy if a possibility, but it sounds like a minor hormonal change and I suggest waiting to see what happens next cycle. ...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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My period doesn't seem as heavy as usual when it starts. Does this mean anything?

My period doesn't seem as heavy as usual when it starts. Does this mean anything?

Probably not: If your menstrual cycles and periods are still regular, then their is probably no clinical significance, except less pads/tampons needed and less likely to become anemic.
Take Care! ...Read more

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My period lasted two days compared to four, (heavy /usual flow) is that normal?

My period lasted two days compared to four, (heavy /usual flow) is that normal?

Yes: Your menses may vary between cycles.

If you continue to have the heavy flow (unusual) in the next two cycles, it would be best to see your health care provider for a checkup. ...Read more

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Why is my period longer than usual. Never has happened very light but now a little heavy?

Why is my period longer than usual. Never has happened very light but now a little heavy?

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 was one week late and the flow was not as heavy as usual. But it lasted the usual 5 days. Help?

My period was one week late and the flow was not as heavy as usual. But it lasted the usual 5 days. Help?

Check pregnancy: If you think you may be pregnant then take a pregnancy test. If no risk of pregnancy then wait until next period and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have gotten my period a week before it is supposed to come and it has lasted 8 days but not heavy like usual?

I have gotten my period a week before it is supposed to come and it has lasted 8 days but not heavy like usual?

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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What is the reason y my period isn't heavy like usual?

What is the reason y my period isn't heavy like usual?

Uncertain: 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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My period was late and now it's a little heavier than usual?

My period was late and now it's a little heavier than usual?

Late period: This is not unusual. Occasionally having a period that is a little late is ok. Keep track of your cycles and if it becomes more of a problem, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I came on my period this month 4 days early it was lighter than usual for a full day an didn't become heavier till overnight I came on 3 days ago

I came on my period this month 4 days early it was lighter than usual for a full day an didn't become heavier till overnight I came on 3 days ago

And?: Not sure the question. If it is " is this normal? ", the answer is yes, can be. If more painful or persistent, see a doc. ...Read more

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My period was 3 days early not heavy like usual it was bright red for first 2 days then went pink to nothing on 3rd day I normally am on for 4/5 days?

My period was 3 days early not heavy like usual it was bright red for first 2 days then went pink to nothing on 3rd day I normally am on for 4/5 days?

This could be normal: It is possible for the menstral patttern to change and there is nothing serious, see what happens over the next cycle. ...Read more

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Hello, last month, my period lasted for around 20 days but throught this duration, my period was light (brown) this isn't my usual period as usually it last 5 to 7 days and the 1st and 2nd days are heavy while 3rd 4th 5th day it gradually dries up. This mo

Hello, last month, my period lasted for around 20 days but throught this duration, my period was light (brown) this isn't my usual period as usually it last 5 to 7 days and the 1st and 2nd days are heavy while 3rd 4th 5th day it gradually dries up. This mo

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 normal periods are heavy but yesterday I got my period early and its been lighter than usual, what does that mean?

My normal periods are heavy but yesterday I got my period early and its been lighter than usual, what does that mean?

Irergular 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you are trying to conceive the schedule a visit. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I got my period but its light and its not heavy as usual is there a chance that I could get pregnant or what's going on?

Normal variation: The likeliest cause is normal variation. However if you think you might be pregnant, especially if you have symptoms that can occur with pregnancy such as nausea or breast tenderness, check a pregnancy test. If negative you will feel better. ...Read more

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When my period came on last month, it didn't start off bright red and heavy as usual, it was lighter and more of a deep dark red/brown. Its still on?

When my period came on last month, it didn't start off bright red and heavy as usual, it was lighter and more of a deep dark red/brown. Its still on?

That's ok: The color of menstrual blood is not particularly important or clinically useful. The fact that it came on time is a good sign things are ok. Monitor your menstrual cycle's over the next few months and see if they return to normal ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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