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.

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What does it mean when your period comes early when your on the birth control pills for a year?

Hormones Fluctuate. Hormone levels fluctuate during the cycle, even with birth control use. Cycles can occasionally become irregular due to this process. Missing a dose of birth control can also affect the menstrual cycle. Oral birth control is effective, but not 100% effective and pregnancy can still occur. Read more...

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...

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...