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ask: Early, light, short period?

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I started my period late evening on the 15 January 2014. Lasted the usual 4-5 days with heavy flow and clots (tmi). My cycle is usually 28 days exactly and rarely deviates from this. I'm not on any contraception.

I had unprotected sex on the 30th January. On the 6 February I had stomach cramps mild but constant. On friday 7th feb late afternoon I started bleeding light red blood. 5 days early. This continued for about 30 hours then suddenly just stopped the cramps stopped and I don't think I passed any clots which I normally do. I normally cramp constantly from day 1 to 3. I spotted maybe a teaspoon of brown blood for a few days after. Not really enough for even a light panty liner. No further bleeding. I was due on the 12th Feb.

I'm assuming this was a light early period as it was red blood. This has never happened to me before. I'm 29 years old. Am now using the 7th as being my last period date and am expecting the next one on the 7the March 2014.

I don't feel pregnant but am not experiencing any PMS symptoms which usually kick in a week before I am due. Is it possible that my next period will be late and heavy?

Should I take a pg test just in case?

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I'm hoping it returns to normal on the 7th March.

Thanks for the quick response.

February 26, 2014 - 7:12pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello Anonymous,

I suggest you wait and see if you get your period on or around March 7.

Depending if it is early or late, if the flow is light or heavy with clots, consider scheduling an appointment with your gynecologist. These recent changes should be evaluated by a physician. If you do not get your period, a blood hCG or pregnancy test should be done.

Regards,
Maryann

February 26, 2014 - 6:35pm
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