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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What makes you have two menstrual cycles in a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two menstrual cycles in one month, two weeks apart. I have not had an intercourse for two months. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent periods could be bothersome and can be due to hormonal problems or anovulation. Also, local causes need to be ruled out for which you need to visit a gynecologist for an examination. I suggest you check for your prolactin levels, thyroid function test, and u...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

Can Unwanted 72 cause early and abnormal periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife took Unwanted 72 eight days back, and she got her periods after five days. The bleeding is not normal, and her period was not due. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 is a high dose of progesterone hormone, which is the same hormone produced in the body in the second half of period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of the inner lining of the uterus, making it unfavorable for a possible pregna...  Read Full »

I am having my period for the second time this month. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having my monthly period for the second time this month, as well as feeling lightheaded with headaches and am in a lot of pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having periods more than once in a month can sometimes happen due to stress or other factors. But if it happens repeatedly, you may have to get yourself checked by a gynecologist. Meanwhile, if you are having heavy bleeding, you can take tablet Tranexamic acid 500 m...  Read Full »

How can I get my period immediately?

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


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormones are used to delay or prepone menstrual bleeding. Hormones or medicines need to 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 hormone might not be as effective as it wou...  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?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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. For more information consult an obstetricia...  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 3 days of periods.  But this time, I got my periods 10 days before the date and stayed for 3 days as usual. But, this time it started again after 5 days of completion and no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 dy...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for 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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

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