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If my period is early and shorter than usual, should I be worried?

By September 21, 2016 - 9:26am
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My last period was Aug 26, it lasted the normal 4-5 days as always. I got my period this month a week early, Sept 18. It only lasted 2 days, was gone by Sept 20. I have had unprotected sex in between periods. My question is should I be worried about any health issues? Could I be pregnant? Or should I just wait and monitor my next period?

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Hello CVega522,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for advice about your recent early and short period.

Was it a normal flow for two days? Was it just spotting? Did you have unprotected intercourse about two weeks before September 18?

If it was spotting and not a flow, this might have been implantation bleeding. That would mean you did become pregnant.

If it was a normal flow, just started and ended early, I would say wait and see what happens next month before contacting your gynecologist.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of hormones. Any upset in that balance will cause changes.


September 21, 2016 - 9:48am
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