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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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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 start bleeding on the 20th day of my cycle?

Query: Health query regarding my menstrual cycle.. have seen an abnormality recently where I started bleeding on 20th day of the cycle.. also my bleeding was much lighter than usual.. it lasted 3 days.. I am 32 years and married and want to try for a baby.. what could be possible reasons.. my cycle is usu...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Dear, Good morning. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see you are 32 years old and if you are having unprotected sex after your last period and also if you had unprotected intercourse around 10-12 days back, then it is implantation bleeding which a women gets when the eggs g...  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

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 »

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

What is the possibility of pregnancy and miscarriage while on contraceptive patch?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some symptoms for the past one and a half weeks that mimic the symptoms when I found I was pregnant with my daughter. I was supposed to have my period tomorrow. Last week, I started with light spotting and it happened on and off for a day maybe less. Then within two days, I sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, to confirm a pregnancy, you should perform a pregnancy test two weeks after having sexual intercourse. So perform a urinary pregnancy test or b-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test to exclude or to confirm a pregnancy. And after that perform an ultrasound t...  Read Full »

How does eating bricks affect the uterus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. Will eating bricks affect uterus? I do not have any side effects other than early periods. In the last two cycles my periods were five days earlier. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. People eat chalk piece or brick or sand due to the craving on it. This is due to anemia. Your hemoglobin (Hb) should be estimated and iron therapy should be given. Eating bricks never harm you and never affect the uterus system. But, it may lead to infection and diarrhea....  Read Full »

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 »

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