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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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 »

I got my periods two weeks early. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are usually 29 days apart. I had a period on the 5th this month. I was supposed to have the next period on the 2nd of next month. But, I started bleeding on 22nd itself. Could I be pregnant or has my cycle just changed?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your regular 29 days cycle, your bleeding has started on the 17th day. This shows that you had an early menses this time. This condition is called polymenorrhea (menstruation occurring in intervals of 21 days or lesser than that). There could be various reasons for...  Read Full »

What causes menstruation twice a month?

Query: Hello doctor, Why am I getting periods twice in a month?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition of getting periods more than once in a month is called polymenorrhea. There are so many causes of polymenorrhea. Most commonly it is caused due to hormonal disorders and due to fibroids. Consult a gynaecologist online to know about the investigations to...  Read Full »

Why did I get negative results in my home pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have been off the pill for around six months now, with regular periods since. This month, I started bleeding six days before I expected to, and today is day three, and bleeding is minimal. I have taken a home pregnancy test with a negative result. Would there...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayankutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I have to assure you that you do not have to worry. As you have mentioned in your history, you have taken a home pregnancy test which showed a negative result. Home pregnancy tests are not entirely reliable. Therefore, I would advise you to get a urine pregnanc...  Read Full »

Why do I start bleeding on the 20th day of my cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask questions regarding my menstrual cycle. I am 32 years old and trying to have a baby. I started to have bleeding on the 20th day of the cycle. My bleeding was lighter than usual. It lasted for three days. What is the possible cause? Usually, I have a regular 28 days cycle....  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are 32 years old. If you are having unprotected sex after your last period or unprotected sex around 10 to 12 days back, then you can have implantation bleeding. It occurs when the egg gets fertilized or when you become pregnant. You can c...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether I had withdrawal bleeding or normal period ?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex last month. Just to be sure, I took an i-pill within six hours on the same day itself. My cycle is 28 days. I have read online that after taking an i-pill, a w,oman gets withdrawal bleeding within 7-10 days. But I did not get any withdrawal bleeding (even after 15 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your thorough description and will help you out for sure. As per your description, as it was protected intercourse and took an emergency contraceptive pill, the chances of pregnancy are very low (but not zero, as every contraception method has s...  Read Full »

Why do I have early light periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex continuously¬†from 7th to 16th of this month with my husband. I am expecting my period on the 26th. I keep tracking my period, so I know when will be my next period. But today, on 21st I had my period. But, it is very light. Usually, I get my period with some symptoms like heada...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, this type of bleeding pattern could be due to either implantation bleeding or hormonal imbalance. Implantation bleeding is seen in early pregnancy. As you are due for period on 26th and had intercourse in the fertile period, there is a high possib...  Read Full »

What can cause the period to come early?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I am facing unexpected suddenly bleeding from yesterday. My periods are expected on 20th and it is always too regular, date to date. I want to point out my periods discharge is always thick, clotty, and very painful for four to five days. This is the first ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medicine your doctor has prescribed is good. Take tablet Pause 500 mg (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) thrice a day for five days. I hope your doctor also did a vaginal examination and had a look at your cervix to see for any lesion. Though mostly hormonal it ma...  Read Full »

How can I get my periods earlier?

Query: Hi doctor, My actual due date of period will be tomorrow. But, I did not see any signs of the period. I did not even have sex. I have to travel in five days and I wish to have period by tomorrow or day after tomorrow. Can you suggest anything to get my period early?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no such way to get periods in a day or two. Even if you want to delay, then also you have to start pill five to six days before the expected date. Only you have to wait now or if you want to postpone, then can try oral contraceptive pills once daily for as many d...  Read Full »

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