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AnonymousWoman's avatar

Have you ever had what seems like a period or mini period too early?

Asked by AnonymousWoman (6505points) February 10th, 2015

What causes this and should I see a Doctor?

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LeavesNoTrace's avatar

It could be a normal side effect of certain birth controls.

AnonymousWoman's avatar

I don’t really use birth control other than condoms. May sound really bad, but I’ve still yet to be pregnant.

LeavesNoTrace's avatar

@AnonymousWoman Okay, so that narrows that down a bit. It’s normal to for some women to sometimes have irregular periods. Does this happen often? Do you have any other symptoms that concern you?

cheebdragon's avatar

I’m pretty sure they recommend you see a doctor about it, it could be absolutely normal, yes, but no one wants the alternative (like cancer) either. If you have a doctor you can see and a way to get to his office, it wouldn’t hurt to schedule an appointment and get checked out.

JLeslie's avatar

If it’s a few days after ovulation it can be implantation bleeding. If you don’t get your period I would take a pregnancy test.

If you start having constant spotting I would go to the doctor ASAP. If you get your period and everything goes back to normal I wouldn’t worry. If it happens again probably make an appointment. I think a day 3 test would be good, but they might want to do something different. Maybe you are having something go haywire in your luteal phase.

I’m just telling you what I would do. I’m not a doctor.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Some people routinely have some spotting. If that’s not normal for you, speak to your doctor. It can be caused by other medications so make sure you provide your doctor with a list of all the drugs you’re taking (prescription or otherwise).

DrasticDreamer's avatar

It could also be something like endometriosis. Do you often get bad cramping? Is there anything that seems to trigger the bleeding?

cazzie's avatar

It depends on what you call a ‘mini period’. Some women bleed a bit when they ovulate usually a week and a half or so before their actual flow is due. This is very normal. If this is the only thing that is out of the ordinary, it is nothing to worry about. If it is more than just a little spotting, then it could be something more serious.

Do you have regular cervical smears?

keobooks's avatar

When I was younger, I had what they called “breakthrough” bleeding. My hormones would take a dip mid cycle and I’d have a mini period. Birth control pills fixed it. Many people also have breakthrough bleeding when they are on the wrong dose of birth control.

edieb's avatar

If you are on birth control pills, during the first 4–5 months it is ok as your body is getting used to a new medicament. In any other case Шэв see a doctor just to make sure you are fine. It can also be a sign of endometriosis, so better check.

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