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Period 10 days early! VERY strange (and I'm not worried I'm pregnant either!)

By yankmumof4 May 10, 2010 - 2:42am
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My cycle has always been spot-on 28 days. Maybe once a year, it'll come a day early/late. It's pretty good like that!

But it this time came over 10 days early (over the weekend) which is REALLY strange and unusual for me. I spotted for 2 days and then bam! I've had lots of large clots too (sorry about the TMI!!)

Last week, before I started spotting, I was getting hot flashes every day. My face and head would get so hot, I actually felt ill.

I'm only 30, so I'm not really sure what's going on. Could my hormones be majorly out of whack?? (I had a baby 12 months ago.)

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Hi I am 15 years old and I always get my period on time but this month I got it ten days earlier also I am worried cuz I started experiencing unusual pelvic and back pain also worm-like lump in my pelvis area, i am scared can you tell me what could it be?

April 1, 2016 - 12:35pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

We cannot say what this could be, you will need to seek doctors advice.


April 1, 2016 - 2:03pm
EmpowHER Guest

Thank you Susan and to clarify I had it on the 17th day.

December 3, 2015 - 4:54am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again-
So it was a week early?
An normal cycle is considered to be between 21-35 days so you weren't too far off the mark.

December 3, 2015 - 5:31am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Hello, so I got my period on day 23 this month. Which it was like ten days earlier than when I was suppose to start. I normally have longgggg cycles 32-35 days. I was cramping all day when I got my period and it came at night (which it normally hits me in the morning). Thursday-saturday I had bleeding the first day I only soaked one pad. Then the rest only bleEnding while on toilet. I'm confused. If I could be pregnant or just a very strange month. I had sex approximately 12 days prior to my "period".

December 6, 2015 - 8:04am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)


Since you are bleeding, it's not likely you're pregnant but you need to take a test to know for sure.

December 7, 2015 - 7:29am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi I am Meghana and last month I had brown colour white discharge for two days and it was followed by periods and it was on 29th day but now I got my periods early for 17 days , I am 16 years old.
Can you please say what is the reason behind this and is it ok?

December 2, 2015 - 4:18am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)


If this has never happened before it may be a hormonal hiccup, so to speak. Are you saying your period was 17 days early or you have had it for 17 days?

December 2, 2015 - 5:46am

Hi Susan, thanks for your speedy reply!

To answer your questions: No, I stopped nursing a few months ago. I do have difficulty concentrating and my memory is pretty bad...but I 've been putting those things down to "baby brain." Maybe it's not!

I do NOT think I was pregnant, we use protection and we're really careful as all our babies were conceived on "go #1." It did cross my mind, but only for a brief moment as I'm pretty sure that;s not the case.

I managed to get an appointment today with my doctor. I might talk to him about getting my hormone levels check.

Thanks again!!

May 10, 2010 - 5:32pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Dear Yankmumof4,

Thanks for your question!

I'm not sure what's happening with your period this month, but if on rare occasions, it does come early or late, that's what may be happening now.

Your hormones may absolutely be 'out of whack' and thus causing the hot flashes. I have a few questions for you - have you just stopped nursing? Anything else besides the hot flashes - discomfort during sex, difficulty concentrating? You may need a blood test to check your hormonal levels and see if they have changed.

Yankmumof4, do you think there is a possibility that you were pregnant? And had a miscarriage? Are you using protection?

May 10, 2010 - 12:45pm
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