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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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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 isnt heavy like usual?

What is the reason y my period isnt 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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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