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AshLeigh's avatar

Ladies? Extremely embarassing question.

Asked by AshLeigh (15889points) May 4th, 2014 from iPhone

Okay, so my period is being pretty weird. I’ve had a regular 28–31 day schedule for somewhere around six years. I’m 19 years old, if that’s relevant at all.

Last month my period came six days early. This has never happened before, but I just brushed it off. It lasted a lot less time than usual too, and there were ZERO symptoms that I usually have. No cramps or anything.

So, now my period just came 13 days early. Again, zero symptoms besides bleeding.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? Any idea what could be wrong?

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JLeslie's avatar

Could you be pregnant?

AshLeigh's avatar

Well, I guess it’s possible. But why would I get my period early if I was pregnant? Or at all…

gailcalled's avatar

Why should you be embarrassed?

If it happens again next month, with new irregularities and changes, see your Ob/gyn.

JLeslie's avatar

You can bleed from when the embryo implants in your uteris. You can bleed from the tube if you have an ectopic. You can bleed for a variety of reasons during pregnancy. It doesn’t necessarily signify there is something wrong with the pregnancy. Bleeding with no cramping isn’t uncommon during pregnancy. I think it is worth taking a pregnancy test just to rule it out or in. Either way I would see the doctor. If you are pregnant then go right away. If you aren’t then I would go within the next few weeks. You can make an appointment and if you go back to a regular cycle with regular cramps you can cancel the appointment if you want.

Are your breasts tender at all? Have you been more tired than usual?

AshLeigh's avatar

No. They’re normal. And I’m not tired at all.

I didn’t even remember it until just now, but I probably should mention that we broke a condom last month, about two weeks before the first weird period happened. But we noticed before he ejaculated. I know you can get pregnant from pre ejaculant and all, so that’s why I’m mentioning it.

JLeslie's avatar

The chance of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculate is extremely slim, almost impossible. If that is the only reason you think you are at risk for pregnancy then my guess is you aren’t pregnant. Are you sure he did not ejaculate inside of you? The timing sounds like it could have been on a fertile day. Why not just take a pregnancy test to rule it out. Or, you can wait until you see your doctor. The best day to test for weirdness is day 3 of your cycle, but GYN’s rarely care about that. They certainly can give you an ultrasound at any time to see if they notice something and if they want you to test on day 3 you can just go back for the testing and not see the doctor for a second visit until the results come back.

AshLeigh's avatar

I will see about taking a test. I really don’t think I’m pregnant, but I think I’d better check anyways.
I have never been to a gynecologist before, but I know I probably should do that too. :/

Thanks guys. You’re the best.

JLeslie's avatar

Did you start bleeding immediately after sex?

You certainly should see a doctor if you have become sexually active. No lecture, just a really good idea. It’s great you use condoms, but you still should be checked once a year.

AshLeigh's avatar

Do you mean today?
We had sex this morning, and the bleeding started about an hour ago. So it had been about 10 hours.

fluthernutter's avatar

Did you start a new birth control or other medication?

AshLeigh's avatar

No. I’m not on any kind of medication at all.

JLeslie's avatar

I meant immediately after sex. Hours later is not what I meant.

Could be just some oddity that will never be explained.

Let us know the preggers test is negative and what the doctor says. Hopefully, it is just some whacko thing that straightens itself out this month.

AshLeigh's avatar

Hopefully. I’ll let you know after I take the test.

fluthernutter's avatar

Have you had any recent changes in weight?

Any drastic changes in the weather?
The only time I had menstrual cramps was the first time I was around snow.

AshLeigh's avatar

I usually have cramps for 2 of the 4 days that I have my period. But now I have none?

I haven’t had any weight changes recently.

fluthernutter's avatar

I’m wondering if the opposite would work the same way. Warmer temperature resulting in less cramps.

GloPro's avatar

Maybe your body is lining up with other fertile women you are regularly around.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

First, you shouldn’t be embarrassed about asking this kind of question. Periods are a part of life – no one would exist without them. ;)

Stress is something else that can have a pretty big impact on your period. So if work, school, or any relationships have been weighing heavily on you, that could be a factor. It really could be any number of things and sometimes your cycle just jumps around. That said, I would seriously consider a visit to the OB/GYN (just because it’s a part of a woman’s wellness checkup) and maybe consider asking your doc about birth control (if you’re okay with it, of course) that has the ability to regulate your period.

(GloPro could also be right, by the way. That’s something very real)

AshLeigh's avatar

I don’t think the lining up with other fertile women thing is real. I don’t know that for sure, of course, but even if it was it couldn’t be that. I live with my boyfriend, and rarely see any women.

I’m not even under high level of stress. I have no idea what’s going on. :(

GloPro's avatar

@AshLeigh I have an IUD, and haven’t had a period for years. Only light spotting for a day or two about 4 times a year. I began working in an office with 6 women, who all claimed to have synchronized cycles after working together for 2 years. Damn if I didn’t start having monthly periods again at the same time as them. What a bitchy crew for a week at a time.

JLeslie's avatar

The lining up with other women is a myth.

Coloma's avatar

More than likely your body is just experiencing some sort of shift. Stress can make a woman early or late, as can losing weight, and sex can bring on your period if it is due any day anyway. haha
Go buy a home preg. test and if is comes out negative most likely it’s just a shift in your cycles. Have you changed birth control pills, if you take them?

The pill can whack out your cycles for awhile too.
This same weirdness happens again in menopause, early, late, on and off. The female body is crazy at times. haha

AshLeigh's avatar

@Coloma I’m not on birth control. It just is so weird to me, because this has never happened before.

Friendlyghost's avatar

Are you pregnant?

AshLeigh's avatar

I seriously doubt it.

AshLeigh's avatar

Either way, I live with a man, so that wouldn’t explain it anyways.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

It could be stress. Is there something going on in your life right now that is particularly stressful? Finals at college?

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Coloma's avatar

Shift happens.

AshLeigh's avatar

I forgot to come back with an update, so…

Not pregnant, and everything seems to be back to normal. The doctor basically said the same thing as @Coloma. “shift happens.”

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