Early Period

On an average, the menstrual cycle lasts 28 days in most women. Due to various reasons such as hormonal imbalance, stress, contraceptive pills intake, PCOD, thyroid disease, etc., the period can arrive earlier than usual. If it is frequently earlier than 21 days, it is advisable to get yourself checked to find out the cause.

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After taking unwanted 72 my period came early. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I was having sex during my periods for two alternative days. So I had taken Unwanted 72 for two times. One after the third day of the period and the second after the fifth day of the period. So now on the 14th day of my menstrual cycle, I am bleeding. Is it normal? Did my period come ear...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.It is not uncommon for emergency contraception, such as Unwanted 72, to cause irregular bleeding or spotting. The medication contains high doses of hormones, which can disrupt your menstrual cycle and cause bleeding outside of your usual period. Bl...  Read Full »

Why did my period come early and lasted longer than usual when I stopped taking Mefenamic Acid tablet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Mefenamic acid, two tablets, thrice daily during my period. When I stopped taking it, my period came a week early and was longer than usual. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). PCOS is an endocrine disorders in which hormonal imbalance occurs due to cysts in the ova...  Read Full »

I had my periods three days earlier with heavy bleeding and cramps. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, My period came three days earlier, with (mild) cramps for four days. On the first day of my period, I had severe cramps (that lasted for three hours), and I had heavy bleeding (normal red color). Then the next two days, I had a small amount of bleeding (with mild cramps). Then on day 4, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to ilciniq.com. 1. You are a little teenage girl still in the menstrual cycle's developmental phase, and you can have ovulatory or anovulatory cycles. 2. You can get painful periods, and premenstrual syndrome means cyclic premenstrual symptoms. 3. With time I hope these symptoms will...  Read Full »

How can I get my period immediately?

Query: Hello doctor,My period has been delayed for two days. I want to get my period in one day. I am going on a trip, so I want to get my period immediately. How can I get it? Please suggest me any medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormones are used to delay or prepone menstrual bleeding. Hormones or medicines must start in advance, like a week or six days before. If you are going in one or two days and the due date is also within one or two days, then the hormone might not be as effective as it wo...  Read Full »

I got my periods after sex. Should I take an I-pill now?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiance last week but with precaution. Two days later, I got my periods. Is there any chance of getting pregnant? Also, please suggest can I take I-pill now as it is just 72 hours post-sex? Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your due periods have come on time then there are no chances of getting pregnant. So, there is no need for I-pill. Basically, with a regular menstrual cycle, your unsafe period starts from day-8 to day-18 of your cycle.   Read Full »

Please help me figure out the reason for my early cycle.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. My periods have been very much regular throughout my life, and my cycle is about 26 days with three days of periods. But this time, I got my period ten days before the date and stayed for three days as usual. But, this time, it started again after five days of compl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be a temporary disturbance for the first time you have this. But keep in mind that according to your age, you are approaching the perimenopausal stage. At this age, it is very common to have an irregular, prolonged or absent cycle for longer. However...  Read Full »

Are frequent periods and heavy flow in teenagers something to worry about?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 13-year-old female. I am a virgin, not on any medications and I started my period about two years back. My period has been coming nearly exactly every two weeks without fail since about a year ago. At the beginning, it was all over the place (which is to be expected), but it started...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me start by saying that you are absolutely fine. It is a human tendency to expect a big condition when it is actually a simple one. We should always think of the common conditions first. You are having immature hormone cycles and spasmodic dysme...  Read Full »

I am taking medications for hypothyroidism and have an early menstrual cycle with light menstrual flow. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have thyroid issues and I am taking Thyronorm 88 mcg for it. I have a regular menstrual cycle, but I have had a light menstrual flow for the last month, and they come seven days early. And this month's periods came ten days early with the light flow again. What could be the reason?...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Variations in the menstrual cycle and bleeding may be because of hormone disturbance due to stress, thyroid issues, polycyctic ovary disease (PCOD), or other causes. I suggest you follow these measures. 1. Do an ultras...  Read Full »

Why has my menstrual cycle length shortened from 28 to 25 days in the past year?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old female. My menstrual cycle length has shortened from 28 to 25 days. I have been getting periods every 25 days for the past year. Why has my menstrual cycle length shortened? I want to know the perfect reason. I have mild polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) in the right ...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shortened menstrual cycles are due to stress, poor nutrition, low weight, obesity, and poor dietary habits. Please answer the following questions regarding polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD): Do you have hairs on your face, neck, and breast? Do you have the ultraso...  Read Full »

I have period spotting now and then after the delivery of my first baby. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I delivered my second baby four months ago, and I had been bleeding for a month. After that, I had spotting at different times. I recently had slight bleeding and spotting for almost seven days two months ago. Again I had spotting last month. I am perplexed about my periods. We arranged o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. The tablet must be given two to three days before the period dates, and you are already experiencing symptoms, so it will be tough to stop now. Another thing is it is not ideal for a lactating mother as the tablet con...  Read Full »

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